GHANA is the perfect first-step into Africa for young explorers. The people are friendly, wildlife abundant, and the educational sites and opportunities are endless. This dynamic country is home to both crumbling way stations of the African slave trade, as well as the modern cocoa and gold trade center of Kumasi. Travelers can listen to live reggae music or traditional African drumming while enjoying fresh fruit on the palm-fringed beaches of Busua; hike along canopy walkways in Kakum National Park; and discover the famous castles and ruins left centuries ago by European settlers.
SAGE OFFERS an intensive look at environmental studies, art, and the modern use of cultural resources in Ghana. Work on inventive design projects for local communities that use all recycled materials. Study arts and culture at a world-renown design institute. Examine ancient architecture and history while visiting the famous castles on the coast. Visit a hippo sanctuary or monkey reserve, or search for them amidst the towering waterfalls of the Volta Region. From bustling urban markets and quaint fishing towns, to remote villages and stick-and-mud mosques, students will find a diverse and inspiring journey awaiting them in Ghana.