Tag: Ghana

  • Interport Students Teach and Learn Aboard the MV Explorer

    Picture this: Every seat in the MV Explorer’s Union is filled. Students are crowding in and standing at the back of the room, listening intently to the speaker standing in […]

  • Pencils of Promise: An Education for Every Child

    Andrew Gray, a junior from Oklahoma State University, has an infectious passion for bettering childhood education throughout the developing world.  For the past four years he has been channeling that […]

  • Postcard from Ghana: A Child's Perspective

    There are 22 dependent children on board the MV Explorer for the Fall 2013, 50th anniversary voyage. They are the sons and daughters of faculty and staff members and a […]

  • The Spring 2012 Voyage Says Goodbye

    This semester’s 570 students disembarked this week in San Diego, heading out towards their futures with an international and interconnected outlook on life. The 108th voyage of Semester at Sea has officially come to an end after 105 days, 12 countries, and 25,000 nautical miles around the world.

  • Work of the World

    Travel isn’t sight-seeing. Travel is experiencing. The Spring 2012 itinerary brought students to dozens of cities on 4 different continents in order to see firsthand how life takes place around […]

  • First Tom Joyner Scholars Add HBCU to SAS

    Many students have heard of Semester at Sea from classmates for years, but that’s not the case for every student at every school—notably at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). […]

  • Traveling the World with the Portuguese Empire

    While walking around in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, art history students strolled into a perfect example of class material. The wavy black-and-white bricks that dominated the city center […]

  • Culture, Cuisine, and the Anthropology of Food

    From The Last Supper to last night’s dinner, food has always played a fundamental role in a nation’s culture. Whether eating steamed tilapia off a green Brazilian banana leaf or […]

  • Ambassadors of Change: Finding Refuge Back Home

    Our first installment of “Ambassadors of Change” a journaling of post voyage efforts by Global Ambassadors. This first installment is dedicated to students continuing their connection with the Finding Refuge organization at their universities.

  • Student Service at the City of Refuge

    Semester at Sea students visited the City of Refuge home in Tema, Ghana last week. Since 2007, the home has provided a safe space for children victimized by trafficking and […]

  • Econ Class Explores Farming, Finance in Accra

    Semester at Sea extends learning beyond the classroom and into the diverse global community. When your economics professor is a former employee of the World Bank in Accra, that’s easy […]

  • Student Photos – Ghana

    Akwaaba! The MV Explorer docked in Ghana last week, allowing students to explore the history, nature, and pace of West Africa. Take a look at a few of the best […]

  • Celebrating Black History off the Coast of Africa

    In another once-in-a-lifetime event, the spring students are observing Black History Month at the same time the MV Explorer is tracing the coast of Africa. The ship’s Black Student Union […]

  • Bamboo, Bikes, and Business Class

    In a place where bamboo is plentiful but personal transportation can be scarce, there’s a bike company creating amazing things from the local land. Semester at Sea business and marketing […]

  • On-Air in Rural Ghana

    Next time you’re driving east out of Accra, remember to turn your dial to 93.3 FM for the latest in Dangbe language, music and culture. Communication students on the 108th […]

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