UMW in Ghana
Doing Business in a West African Nation: Law and Business
|Join College of Business faculty Dr. Kimberley Kinsley and Dean Lynne Richardson in Legon, Ghana over Spring Break. Students will meet with local companies and interact with their founders. Tentative visits also include meeting with representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Private Enterprise Federation of Ghana, and KPMG. To enhance the academic portions of the program, the group will enjoy a guided tour of Accra, visit local markets, volunteer and interact with the children at the Future Leaders Underprivileged Children’s Center, and take a three-day, two-night excursion to Cape Coast, Kakum National Park, and the opportunity to meet with a Peace Corp Volunteer in Beposo, Western Region.
Students will be housed in double occupancy rooms at the University of Ghana Guest Center with shared kitchen facilities. Wifi access and security service is included.
In addition to the program travel during Spring Break, students will enroll in the Spring 2018 course BUAD 471 for 3 credits.
This course satisfies the Experiential Learning OR Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the faculty director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students but enrollment in BUAD 471 for the Spring 2018 semester is required.
Travel to Ghana requires proof of yellow fever vaccination for all travelers. For additional health information and considerations visit the Center for Disease Control’s Health Information for Travelers to Ghana website.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award).
Online payees have the choice of either credit card or eCheck payment. Credit card payments will incur a 2.75% service fee. There is no service charge for eCheck payments.