Earn 6-9 credit hours in this three-week Maymester program where you will learn about entrepreneurship, buying and product development while visiting villages, fashion designers, markets and historic sites.
The Interdisciplinary Study Abroad program is a 3 week program during Maymester that gives you 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 from dressmakers, fabric designers, jewelry makers, and other women artisan enterpreneurs; learn about traditional fabrics in Ghana, West Africa (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!
Course Title: TXMI 4900/6900 Social Entrepreneurship and Product Development in Ghana
Application: See Dr. Clair McClure 215B Barrow Hall or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: May 7 - 25, 2018
Approximate Cost: Approximate cost $3,800, 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 4900/6900 Social Entrepreneurship and Product Development in Ghana and (2) SOWK West African Society, History and Culture (this class will substitute for TXMI 4230).
Spaces Available: 10
Informational Meetings: TBA