UMW in Ghana | Doing Business in a West African Nation



UMW in Ghana

Doing Business in a West African Nation: Law and Business


Program Dates

SpringIcon March 3 — March 10

Spring Break 2018


Register for this program by November 1, 2017. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received. View our cancellation policy.

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Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
Final $3,540 due December 15, 2017.


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Guided tours and associated entrance fees
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • UMW tuition (may be part of your Spring 2018 course load)
  • International visa
  • Some meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplemental meals or snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program includes moderate hiking through uneven terrain and significant walking.

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).


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