Study Abroad

Our program offers a biennial study abroad summer program to Ghana. As our primary study abroad opportunity, students gain 6 hours of course credit while experiencing the country through cultural immersion. As a University of Arkansas faculty-led study abroad, this experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of the classroom brought to life.

Students who major or minor in African and African American studies are eligible to apply for study abroad scholarship. In addition to our Ghana study abroad, we also support students who are majors/minors in other related study abroad programs. For example, past students have studied the French language and sociopolitical interactions in Cameroon as well as race relations in Italy. 

In addition to our Ghana summer program, we are the only program with a Memorandum of Understanding with an African university--the University of Cape Coast (Ghana).  This agreement allows for an exchange of students between the University of Arkansas and the University of Cape Coast for semester-long studies.