GHANA

CHILDREN OF AFRICA

Beating drums, children’s laughter and Ghana’s warm greetings welcome you to become family in the heart of West Africa.

Highlights

FOR THE GHANA: CHILDREN OF AFRICA™ PROGRAM

  • Develop educational resources that will be used to tutor children at a local primary school
  • Help build and refurbish school facilities
  • Discuss current social issues facing Ghana’s women and children
  • Hike to a beautiful waterfall
  • Learn traditional African dance, batik fabric dyeing, drums and percussion
  • Explore outdoor markets and visit historic sites

GHANA

CHILDREN OF AFRICA

Program Overview

On this program you will step onto the flat, sandy earth of Ghana in West Africa and embark on a journey you will never forget. Immediately, you will hear the laughter of children everywhere. Join your peers, local leaders and community members as you volunteer among one of the continent’s most passionate and welcoming communities.

Ghanaians are known for their smiles, vibrancy and welcoming nature — you’ll see bright colors in the land, stitched into traditional clothing and adorning your Home Base. Your presence will infuse the school with excitement as you work on community-led service projects to uplift and develop the surrounding school community.

Experience what life is like in Ghana, from ancient traditions still practiced today, to modern practices found throughout bustling Ghanaian communities.

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GHANA

CHILDREN OF AFRICA

Community Service

Are you ready to make a meaningful difference this summer? Volunteer in primary schools to help improve English skills of local children. Develop educational resources that can be used to tutor those who might be falling behind and contribute to each school’s needs, including making improvements to the facilities. Split your time between teaching at the school and lending a hand on campus refurbishment projects. This way, you and your peers will be able to serve every aspect of the school, and learn all about education in Ghana. Try to keep up with the children as they invite you to play soccer and schoolyard games after class!

Immersive Learning

Immerse yourself in batik cloth dyeing and drumming workshops, as well as a crash course in the native language. You’ll be given a Ghanaian name by the local chief, an honor we hope you will carry with you after. You’ll also have an exceptional opportunity to visit a seamstress for custom-made, traditional Ghanaian clothing made from fabrics you select. You’ll also hear from local experts on topics like traditional gender roles. On the 21-Day Flagship Program, students will dive into the nation’s history as a hub of the global slave trade with a visit to the haunting and unforgettable Fort Prinzenstein.

Adventure

Trekking all the way to West Africa is an adventure in itself, but that’s only where the adventure begins. Enjoy Ghana’s rich cultural heritage as you are invited to actively participate in drumming and dancing, the likes of which you have never experienced before. The energy is unbelievable! Explore outdoor markets and take part in cooking lessons with staff at your Home Base, who will treat you like family. You’ll also experience the natural surroundings of Ghana with a beautiful waterfall hike. On our 21-Day Flagship Program, students will also go on a two-night excursion where they will get to explore Ghana’s unique cultural heritage in the Ho region.

Lodging

GLA operates two Home Bases for this program; both located in rural settings outside the capital city of Accra. Home Base for the 21-day program is located in Anloga, which borders the coast, and Home Base for the 14-day program is located in Krobo, which is three hours inland. At both Home Bases, accommodations are basic, but clean and safe. Students sleep in gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have access to shared bathrooms with cold-water showers.

GHANA

CHILDREN OF AFRICA

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

21-Day Flagship Program
2023 Dates
JUN 24 – JUL 14, 2023
JUL 18 – AUG 07, 2023
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $5,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 60
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-18
Lodging: Enclosed Compound
14-Day Program
2023 Dates
JUN 22 – JUL 05, 2023
JUL 09 – JUL 22, 2023
JUL 16 – AUG 08, 2023
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,899
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 40
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-18
Lodging: Enclosed Compound

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, an application fee and $600 deposit are required.

Backed by our 5-Point Safety System™

GLA HOME BASE:
SAFE & SECURE LODGING
CARING SUPERVISION &
EXPERT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
SAFE
TRANSPORTATION
HEALTHY FOOD
& PURE WATER
24/7 SUPPORT &
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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Admissions
Phone Number

1-858-771-0645

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Phone Number

1-888-358-4321

Admissions
Email Address

info@experienceGLA.com

GHANA

CHILDREN OF AFRICA

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