Tag: Ghana

  • Semester at Sea exchange held at Ghana Institute of Journalism

    Fall 2018 faculty member Dan Berkowitz was a professor at the University of Iowa for 30 years. During his time there, he met a Ghanaian student by the name of […]

  • Voyagers find ways to give back to community in Ghana

    Many of Semester at Sea’s programs in Ghana focused on connecting with locals and students did just that. Between homestays and service visits to local social enterprises, voyagers took the […]

  • Multiracial and Decolonial Feminisms in Ghana

    Little man of independence. Little women of independence. I bid you well, because red is your freedom in the dirt you step upon. While in Tema, Ghana, Dr. Abena Busia […]

  • Atomkwa Village Homestay

    While the MV World Odyssey was docked in Ghana, 29 Voyagers traveled to Atomkwa, a small village outside of Takoradi. They were greeted with lively drum beats and welcoming arms. […]

  • Grappling with Globalization in Ghana

    In Ghana, internationally recognizable products are advertised on billboards that tower over street vendors selling plantain chips to passing cars. Mitsubishi dealerships nestle next to pockmarked roads, and luxury condos […]

  • Fall 2017 Arrives in Ghana

    Greetings from Ghana! The shipboard community has been vibrant during the sail from Spain. Voyagers have bonded over activities such as poetry writing sessions, trivia night, speed (friendship) dating, and […]

  • Fall 2017 Interport Lecturer Akosua Busia helps create global citizens

    Akosua Busia has an incredibly impressive resume—she is an award-winning poet, songwriter, actress, author, filmmaker, a daughter of Ghana (of Ghana’s second prime minister, as a matter of fact)—and happens to […]

  • Spring 2017 partners with local organizations in Ghana

    Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey just spent four days exploring Ghana, and in addition to catching some stunning scenery and absorbing as much culture as they could, students also spent time learning about […]

  • Spring 2017 set to explore Ghana

    Hello from Ghana! The MV World Odyssey arrived in Tema at 0700 on Saturday, March 31. Tema, located in Southeast Ghana, is not far from Ghana’s capital of Accra. Accra is […]

  • From Ghana to Europe and Beyond: A Longtime Friend of SAS Finally Sails

    Student voyager Frederick Frimpong first learned about Semester at Sea when he met, by chance, a few students on the Fall 2009 voyage while the MV Explorer was docked near […]

  • Learning by Doing: Design Thinking in Ghana

    From day one, students in Christine Mahoney’s Sustainable Global Entrepreneurship class have employed different design thinking models to explore how best to launch social ventures, spur innovation and generate unique solutions to pressing global issues. Through case […]

  • Ghana & TOMS: An Opportunity to Give Back

    While on a Semester at Sea field program voyagers had an opportunity to get a rich taste of Ghanian culture and traditions. In addition to traveling to the cities of […]

  • A Family Connection in Ghana

    My family’s involvement with Semester at Sea began in 2011 when I sailed as a student on that year’s summer voyage. During this voyage around the Mediterranean, my mom and […]

  • Postcard from Ghana: Meeting My New Family

    My dad, who sailed in when he was in college, had been encouraging me to sail with Semester at Sea for as long as I could remember. When I finally […]

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