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Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
Study ways in which the science of the natural environment interacts with economic, social and political forces in Ghana. Meet leaders in sustainability. Work within cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural groups to create and develop a concept for a sustainable product. Conduct research on current sustainable practices and gain an understanding of lifecycle analysis utilized in product design and manufacture of sustainable products. Examine alternative research, design and manufacturing methods, which are reinforced by field trips and excursions. Learn about the production of Kente cloth, bamboo bike frames and ceramics in local facilities.
Experience cultural activities including traditional drumming and dancing, textile dying, basket-making, and Akan lessons, which is the principle native language of Ghana. Visit historical sites such as Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Mumasi Fort and Military Museum, Manhyia Palace, and Elmina Castle. Explore the natural environment at Kintampo Waterfall, the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Bobiri Forest, and the Canopy Walk at Kakum National Rainforest Park.
Earn 3 credits in FST 4365, ME 4365: Global Sustainability Experience in Design and Manufacturing. Professors from the University of Minnesota Duluth and Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology will jointly teach this course. Course topics include:
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.