Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne

Branco, Jessica

Bennett, John

Crowley, Zachary

2000

Tufts in Ghana, 1996

The Tufts in Ghana program was founded in 1996 to allow juniors and seniors to experience living and studying in Africa.

The Tufts in Ghana program sends juniors and seniors to study at the University of Ghana in Legon, one of several small towns that together form the nation's capital city of Accra, one of the most economically prosperous and politically stable cities in Africa. Students are fully integrated into the Ghanaian university system, and take either four or five courses a semester, including a specialized language course. English is widely spoken in Ghana, therefore students need not have extensive language preparation before arriving.

Tufts students are both housed and take their meals in the university's residence halls. Students have access to the Dagbe Center of Arts and Culture, located in Kopeiya, a small village on the Atlantic Ocean. Each semester, students visit the Dagbe Center several times, mainly to participate in various extra-curricular arts activities. Students also begin their semester with a ten-day orientation program held at Dagbe.

In the 2000-2001 school year, the Tufts in Ghana program was suspended after several reports of sexual assaults on female Tufts students at the University of Ghana. As of 2001, the orientation program was revised to further warn students about cultural differences and dangers in Ghana. The program was reinstated in 2002.

Source: PAWP

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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