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Ghana Field school. Info Session Spring 2012. Outline. Overview Itinerary Costs Applying to Go. Overview. Kwantlen is proud to introduce a three-week field school in Ghana, which will provide students with a remarkable experience that focuses on: Ghanaian culture

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ghana field school

Ghana Field school

Info Session Spring 2012

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Costs
  • Applying to Go
  • Kwantlen is proud to introduce a three-week field school in Ghana, which will provide students with a remarkable experience that focuses on:
    • Ghanaian culture
    • Global community development
    • Social justice and social responsibility
    • Global citizenship
  • June 21 – July 22, 2012
    • Departure for Ghana is June 29th
eligibility requirements
Eligibility Requirements
  • You need to:
    • Be a student in good standing
    • Have completed 45 credits at 1100-level or higher prior to departure.
  • You do not need to:
    • currently be a Kwantlen student to attend
why should you go
Why Should You Go?
  • You will have a chance to experience Ghana in an intensive and in-depth way
  • You will gain valuable learning and work experience with an international scope
  • You can begin to make the world your classroom
  • Students register for six credits for this field school:
    • SOCI 4330 Global Community Service (6 credits)
  • Part of the course will be completed at Kwantlen and part on site in Ghana
class schedule
Class Schedule
  • The first part of the course at Kwantlen is scheduled as follows:
    • June 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 from 10-2 at the Surrey Campus
  • 2 week Internship with a non-government organization (NGO)
  • Hands-on experience
  • Cross-cultural classes
  • Travel and sightseeing opportunities throughout southern Ghana
  • Dance and music lessons
  • Aya Centre: (room shared by 2 students)
  • African Studies Chalets (room shared by 2 students)
  • University of Cape Coast Chalet: (room shared by 2 students) or
  • Anomabo Beach Resort (room shared by 2 students)

Please note that not all accommodation has hot showers.

  • Program fee is $2800 not including flight and tuition, vaccinations and personal expenses.
    • Last year the flight was $2300.
    • Vaccinations (yellow fever, Hepatitis, etc) ~$500 depending on what you need
    • Personal expenses vary.
  • A deposit of $500 will be required at the time of application and is non-refundable.
  • The outstanding amount owing will be due in two installments:
    • April 1, 2012: $1500
    • April 24, 2012: Remaining $800
  • Flight for the Ghana Field School
    • All students are expected to take the group flight to Ghana. This will be booked by the end of February so students can expect to pay $2000-$2300 for the flight at that time.
    • Students are not require to take the group flight home and may stay in Africa for onward travel.
  • Visas
    • As of January 9, 2011 Canadian citizens do need a tourist visa to visit Ghana. We will help you through this process.
    • Non-Canadians might require a visa to enter Ghana as well. Non-Canadians should also check with Canadian Immigration to ensure that they will maintain their visa or permanent resident status while outside of Canada.
scholarships and awards
Scholarships and Awards
  • Students are able to apply for the Student Educational Enhancement Fund which is up to $500 for expenses related to your studies that are outside of regular tuition and fees.
  • Students are also able to apply for the One World International Scholarships which are awards of $1,000-$3,000. Application details will be available in the Spring
student loans
Student Loans
  • If you are currently on student loans you may submit a reassessment to add the extra study period to the original study period by adjusting the end date if you enroll in a minimum of 9 credits.
  • If you are not currently on student loans you will need to enroll in a minimum of 9 credits with at least 3 of those credits running from May/Aug.
application process
Application Process
  • Students will need to fill out an application form and hand it in to the Office of International Students and Scholars with their $500 deposit.
  • Deposit cheques should be made out to Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a note: Ghana Field School and your student number.
  • Application form consists of general information page and a statement of interest.
  • Application deadline:
    • January 31st, 2012
  • We hope you are excited about this opportunity.
  • Further questions: