West Africa: Education

West Africa Study Tour: Education for Entrepreneurship and Employment

Study Tours give students the opportunity to explore the economic, political, and cultural contexts of business in regions outside the US. Tours are proposed and planned by students, with the guidance of faculty and staff mentors. Below are the reflections of participants studying how education can bolster entrepreneurship and employment in West Africa.

Ghana’s iconic art

Thinking back at our short trip in Ghana back in March 2016 – one place my mind keeps wandering back to is the Artists Alliance Gallery in Accra.
On a short cab trip from our hotel we found this incredible space – in a building that isn’t readily identified as an … Read more 

the strive for excellence

During our recent trip to West Africa, our group had the opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship and education in Ghana through meetings with representatives from various universities, government organizations, companies, and community leaders.
One of the visits that inspired me was a trip to Ashesi University – a private, … Read more 

How we Interact with African Countries

Since the return from Ghana, I’ve been trying to process my biggest takeaways from the experience.
1. The perceptions about Africa in the US are truly unfortunate. As with other underrepresented groups in the US, we as allies can create platforms for better representation.
Because of what we’re shown in the media, … Read more 

Finding Fufu

Eating while traveling has always been my favorite way to experience new places. Prior to our trip, I had almost no experience with Ghanaian food. I knew from our pre-trip packet, to expect rich spicy sauces paired with starchy staples.
Throughout our week in Ghana, I tried many new foods, such … Read more