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CAPA Global Seminar in Accra: Myths and Realities of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (Summer)
Accra, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: CAPA the Global Education Network 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
CAPA: The Global Education Network
Program Term(s):
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
Previous Language Study Req?:
Language of Instruction:
Language courses offered:
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared)
Areas of Study:
African Studies, American Studies, Colonialism, Cultural Studies, Geography, History, Human Rights, International Studies, Social Justice, Sociology
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Short Term, Study Center, Theme based
Program Description:
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The trans-Atlantic slave trade was a tragedy that dramatically impacted the history and development of many African countries, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

This seminar aims to provide you with an analytic framework to tackle the wide variety of issues, questions, and experiences surrounding the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The program is based in Ghana, a country at the center of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, giving students the opportunity to delve deeper and gain a new perspective on this dark chapter in history that still resonates strongly in the Americas today.

The Program Fee for the CAPA Global Seminar: Myths and Realities of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade includes:
  • 5-6 academic credits
  • Housing in Yaa Asantewaa House, located at the Aya Centre.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided at the Aya Centre or local restaurants
  • Breakfast and lunch on overnight excursions
  • Transportation for all required site visits and course-related excursions. 
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Two excursions: a two-night exploration of the Central Region with tours to the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, and an overnight trip to the Ashanti region
  • Site visits to: James and Ussher Forts, Assin Manso, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, Aburi Woodcarving Village, the Ghana National Museum, and a Danish plantation
  • A welcome, departure and jazz dinner
  • Medical, travel, and accident insurance
  • CAPA student services and support, including 24-hour emergency on-call support
Over 50,000 Students Have Studied Abroad With CAPA!
  • 40 years experience in study abroad education
  • Personalized, experiential and academic programs that genuinely involve each student with the location, people and culture of their host city
  • Affordable, fully accredited, semester and summer programs
  • Need-based and access scholarships
Learn more about us at or call us at 1.800.793.0334

This program is not open to Gusties in summer 2018 because the term overlaps with the spring semester at Gustavus.

This program is currently not accepting applications.