Overview and Objectives
The Africa project is a collaborative effort by Faculty in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eastern, and the Institute for Development Studies and Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, with the support of President Elsa Nunez of Eastern Connecticut State University, the Vice Chancellor at University of Cape Coast, and the Dean, of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Financial Aid Office, the Multicultural Center, the Women’s Center, and the Advisement Center at Eastern to provide Eastern’s Students with first hand exposure to the problems of development in Africa, and the cultures of the Ghanaian People.
The goals of the Africa Project within the Liberal Arts objectives of Eastern are as follows:
- To promote collaborative research, teaching and student and faculty exchange between ECSU and University of Cape Coast, in Ghana
- To promote collaborative research, teaching and student and faculty exchange between ECSU and educational institutions in Africa
- To undertake field trips with ECSU students to Ghana and other African countries
- To promote the adoption by the ECSU of the UCC as a sister University in Africa
- To undertake small projects to donate books, computer hardware and software, etc. to UCC and other universities and primary and secondary schools, in Ghana and Africa
- To engage in community projects in Ghana and Africa
- To fundraise to help defray the costs of the project
For additional information on Study Tours and Study Abroad go to the Study abroad website.