Global Community Programs

Intercultural Affairs offers a variety of global community opportunities that immerse ECU community members in diverse environments. These programs address a range of social and cultural issues through the exchange of ideas, personal reflection, critical thinking, and academic concepts beyond the classroom. What’s more, these opportunities challenge all participants to critically reflect upon their role in the world and their ability to make lasting change.

For summer 2024, we will offer a short-term study abroad program in Ghana through our partner organization, Amizade. See below for more details and follow the link to apply.

Serve & Learn in Ghana

May 12 – 22, 2024
Jukwa & Winneba, Ghana

To experience Ghana is to experience hospitality that will move you, landscapes that will stun you, culture that will captivate you, and memories that will shape you. From enticing cuisine, to discussions with chiefs and elders, to nights spent drumming around a bonfire, life in rural west Africa will forever leave a mark on your heart.

As you spend time in Ghana you will trace the steps of the Slaves that were brought from neighboring communities and countries to the coastal castles for transport, explore the onset of nationalism that eventually led to the Ghanaian Revolution, and learn the history of the Denkyira Kingdom, whose people once ruled the Central Region of the Ashantiland Peninsula. As you immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture, you will also have the ability to work on community-led initiatives and participate in several local and ecological excursions.

Program costs:

  • Program fee (TBA; includes lodging, food, ground transportation, and all program activities; payment plans are encouraged)
  • Roundtrip flight to Accra, Ghana (average price from RDU-ACC is $1500; students will purchase their flight separately)

    This program is offered through ECU’s College of Education and Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, and open to all students. Spaces are limited. Scholarships are available.

    For more information, please contact: