SIT: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

 

Through the SIT Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression program, Whitman students can explore Ghana’s rich cultural heritage and contemporary society by engaging with Ghanaian scholars, writers, artists, dancers, musicians, weavers, and other in-country experts.

Fields of study:

Interdisciplinary studies related to society, culture, and arts in Ghana.

Eligibility:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Whitman requirement); ability to live in a culture very different from one’s own and to adjust to the living conditions of the developing world.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring

Calendar:

August – December, February – May

Credits:

16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Social Transformation and Cultural Expression (3 credits)
Visual and Performing Arts in Ghana (3 credits)
Intensive Language Study: Twi (3 credits)
Research Methods and Ethics (3 credits)
Independent Study Project (4 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 SIT credit = 1 Whitman credit

Housing:

Homestays in Accra, Kumasai, and Asante.  Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.

Meals:

All meals for the entire program period are covered either by SIT directly, or through a stipend provided to each student, or through the homestay.

Deadline:

Rolling Admission – students are encouraged to apply early.

Scholarships:

SIT Study Abroad Scholarship