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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:

    • Email:

    • Web: