Program Dates

Arrive in Ghana: Sunday, June 9, 2024
Depart to US: Saturday, July 6, 2024

Study Abroad Ghana Application

Early Deadline: December 4, 2023 
Final Deadline: March 4, 2024


Information Sessions

Coming Soon


About the program

This summer study abroad program will focus on the theme “African Retentions: Experiencing a Source of African-American Spirituality and Identity in Ghana.” It will provide all students with opportunities to experience living among the Ghanaian people and understand their culture in ways that can shed some light on African American spirituality, history and culture; empower Black Americans; and enlighten non-Black Americans about a significant aspect of history of America.

 Program Highlights

  •  Open to all majors
  • Scholarships available 
  • Earn 3 units of upper-division GE 
  • All courses taught by CSU Fullerton faculty 
  • Visit to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum
  • Visit to W. E. B. DuBois Center  
  • Tour of Tamale township
  • Visit to the Asantehene’s Palace
  • Visit to Kejetia Market: 11,000 stalls  
  • Visit to Kumasi Zoo
  • Guided Tour of the Cape Castle
  • Visit to Salaga Slave Market
  • Visit to The National Museum, Accra 
  • Visit to The Art Center (National Center for Culture)

Program Fee (tentative)

 $800 - $1000

The program fee includes the following items: 

  • Housing
  • All program academic field trips
  • Ground Transportation
  • Group lunches  
  • International travel insurance 

The student fee does not include the following:

  • CSUF books and tuition
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Passport or visa fees if applicable
  • Daily personal meals and other expenses

Program Courses

AFAM/RLST 325: African American Religion and Spirituality (3 units; GE D.3 & Z)
o   While reading the textbook and watching videos to contextualize the history and culture of African Americans, students will take tours to the forts and castles where slaves were kept before their shipment to America. They will pass through the infamous “Door of No Return,” and stand at the grounds of slave markets in Salaga to feel the effects and consequences of slavery. In addition to some challenging, albeit informative, tours, students will visit scores of Ghanaian institutions to inspire Black awareness and promote global identity, such as royal palaces and local shrines, churches and mosques, parliament and its leadership, universities, local markets, and cultural centers.


Dr. M. Zakyi Ibrahim

Dr. M. Zakyi Ibrahim
Religious Studies / African American Studies, CSUF

Professor M. Zakyi Ibrahim is the chair of the Religious Studies Department and an affiliate faculty of the African American Studies Department. He was born and raised in Ghana and undertook his higher education abroad in Malaysia and Canada. Besides teaching religious studies and Islam courses, he has been teaching AFAM/RLST 325, “African American Religion and Spirituality,” for the past 14 years.


Need more information?

  • Visit:  Student Success Center / HUM-112 / 8am-5pm, M-F 
  •  Email:  Jaycee Cover 


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