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El Mina Castle

Students on the Davidson in Ghana program visit El Mina Castle, a former Portuguese castle used to house slaves prior to their transfer to ships for the New World.


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Study Abroad

The Anthropology Department sponsors the Davidson Program in Cape Coast, Ghana, that provides students with the opportunity to learn about the social, historical, and political aspects of West African societies.

Archaeological fieldwork is ongoing in Yucatan, Mexico, as are studies of contemporary Chinese society. In addition, students may participate in Davidson-sponsored study abroad programs in India, South America, Cyprus, and Europe.

Summer in Ghana

During the Summer in Ghana Program, students reside and take classes in Cape Coast, a major city rich with commercial, educational, and cultural activities. As one of Africa's most beautiful and progressive countries, Ghana is a democracy with a multiparty political system.

As a participant in the program, you visit the site of two important slave castles, the largest virgin rain forest in the country, and are immersed in modern and traditional Ghanaian life.

This program includes two course credits on Ghanaian society and culture and performing arts, a service project, and excursions into other regions of Ghana. Ghanaian professors and artists teach all classes. To ensure that you get a feel for Ghanaian life, you will be living in a comfortable guesthouse close to the University of Cape Coast and downtown Cape Coast.

Semester & Junior Year Abroad Programs

Students routinely participate in Davidson's Semester in India program, as well as our South American, and European programs. For more information on these programs, please consult our student abroad page and consult the Dean Rusk International Studies Program.

Tips for Majors Studying Abroad

Study abroad also involves consideration of how courses will fulfill your major requirements. Learn More.