Description of program: The Interdisciplinary Education Abroad program is a 3 week program during Maymester that gives students the opportunity to earn 6-9 hours of credit. In TXMI 4900 we learn about entrepreneurship, work with Ghanaian artisans and Athens retailers in the development of products (apparel, residential interior products, textiles) in Ghana that will be brought back and sold in several Athens, GA boutiques. This is the Ghana Community Trade program. We will visit villages, learn artisan techniques for dressmakers, fabric designers, jewelry makers, and other women artisan enterpreneurs; learn about traditional fabrics in Ghana (kente, adinkra, tie dye and batik); visit college campuses in Ghana; historic and cultural sites; complete service learning projects at orphanages and villages and much much more!
The Interdisciplinary Ghana Education Abroad program began in 2001. It is open at all majors at UGA. Be a part of the tradition! Since 2001 over 200 students have participated in the program.
Get a sneak-peak of what is in your future, summer 2014... This video was made by Zidisha Dambuza, Ghana student from 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuQ9Dj2F06c&feature=plcp
While studying in Ghana, students will:
- Gain an appreciation and understanding for the Ghanaian culture, history and society
- Develop connections with Ghanaian designers; fashion, fabric and jewelry
- Interact with the Ghanaian people in villages, cities, orphanages, markets, and universities, while evaluating the impact of dress on their everyday lives
- Meet with social entrepreneurs and explore community trade options with Athens, GA
- Analyze the developing retail scene through an in depth case study project
Course Title: TXMI3010/9010, Retail Analysis in Ghana: An Entrepreneurial Case Study
Application: See Dr. Hunt-Hurst 321 Dawson Hall for application
Dates: May 13 - June 2
Approximate Cost: Approximate cost $3,200, which includes hotel arrangements, 2 meals a day, field trips, admissions fees to selected cultural activities, insurance and ground transportation
Does not include: Airfare, visa, passport, immunizations, tuition, and any fees associated with tuition
Courses Offered: Students are required to register for 6 hours credit: (1) TXMI 3010/9010- Retail Analysis in Ghana: An Entrepreneurial Case Study, and (2) SOWK West African Society, History and Culture (this class will substitute for TXMI 4230) and Painting in Ghana.
Spaces Available: 10
Informational Meetings: TBA.
For more information please contact Dr. Hunt-Hurst firstname.lastname@example.org 321 Dawosn Hall