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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of study: African Studies Program College: Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Program Description:

Rochester Faculty Led: Summer in Ghana

Program Description | Academics |  Program Contacts | Additional Information 

Program Description

Biographies of Emancipation in the Black World explores the sites and figures who contributed to the emancipation of the Black world, understood here as the African continent and peoples of African descent. The choice of Ghana derives from its role in the articulation of the narrative of black emancipation. The city of Accra, with the street names and various parks and monuments, is in itself an embodiment of this struggle.


Biographies of Emancipation in the Black World
AAS 247 (4 cr.) / AAS 226 (2 cr.)

Cilas Kemedjio and Faculty of the Institute of African Studies, U. of Ghana

Scholarships for UR Faculty Education Abroad Programs
UR Scholarships
You may be eligible to receive a scholarship for this Program. Read the Scholarships document in your Learning Content for details.
Other scholarships
There are many scholarships and funding sources, both need and merit-based, for education abroad, and we encourage you to apply.  Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
Do not wait until the last minute to research what you may be eligible for, as scholarships are competitive, and will not be awarded for poorly-written applications. Scholarships for short-term and summer programs, and for international students, are limited, so it’s especially important to begin looking for scholarships sooner, rather than later.  
Applications may require a copy of your official transcript, essays or personal statement, letters of recommendation, and financial aid information.

Program Contacts

Cilas Kemedjio
Director, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Additional Information 

Places to be visited:
Accra: The Dubois Memorial House for Pan African Culture
the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
the Independence Square (formerly Black Square)
Slave Castles (Cape Coast and Elmina)
Kakum National Park
Kumasi: the Kente Village



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.