Study Abroad in Benin West Africa:
Seminar in African & Diaspora Studies, June 1 - 30, 2001Program Description
The seminar takes place in Benin and Ghana in the center of the most intensive activities of the slave trade that populated the Americas with Africans. It is interdisciplinary. Participants will study the history, arts, institutions, social and economic conditions, which will provide an insight into transformations observable on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to the lectures, excursions, site visits and home stay experience, each participant will keep a journal, identify a focus and, for academic credit, develop a substantial critical appraisal for a line of action based on the seminar.
At WSSU: Dr. Olasope O. Oyelaran, Program Director
In Benin, Cotonou (All but one with terminal degrees.):
Dr. Elisée Soumonni (In-country Coordinator) and Dr.Joseph Adande, Université Nationale du Benin (UNB); M. Alain Godonou, Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA);
Fr Nzamujo, Songhai Project (Porto Novo); Ms. Maria Soumonni, U.S Peace-Corps Office, Cotonou; Dr. Tundonu A. Amosu, Lagos State University (LSU), Nigeria; Dr. M.O.Laleye, LARES; Dr. Naana Opoku-Agyeman ,the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Ms Martine de Souza, the Historical Museum in Ouidah.
Program Cost: $3,300 (Without Academic credit)
This will include
Round-trip airfare Greensboro – Cotonou
Room and three meals per day
In-country group travels
Admission to museums, performances, cites, workshops and exhibitions that are part of the
The above cost does not include:
Passport, visas and other travel documents
Travel to Winston-Salem from participants’ domicile for both orientation and embarkation for Benin
Meals during pre-departure orientation.
Mandatory comprehensive health insurance valid for international travel
The WSSU Office of International Programs will assist with information to facilitate arrangements, where needed, for those items not covered by the program cost. However, adequate lead time will be required.
Application Deadline: April 5, 2001 along with a deposit of $250 applicable to full cost; not refundable after April 20.
Academic Credit (Optional): 3 semester hours
independent study for HUM 2310, HIS 4041 or POS 3339.
See www.wssu.edu for course
Tuition (for 3 Semester Hours): In-State, $356
For Application, contact
Dr. Joseph H. Horton
Director , Summer School
Office of Continuing Education & Graduate Studies
Winston-Salem State University
P.O. Box 19468
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2638
You will receive a detailed program brochure with the application materials
All payments to Winston-Salem State University.
Olasope O. Oyelaran
103 C & D Hauser Building
P.O Box 19513,
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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