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Humble Beginnings

By Clifford Briggs at CIEE

Today was our first day of our journey in Ghana

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Saturday in the City

By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE

Early Saturday morning, the Global Navigators set out on their city tour; it was finally time to dive into the bustling environment that they had been surrounded by for the... keep reading

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Meeting Future Leaders

By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE

After a breakfast filled with crepes, fruits and omelets, it was time to make the thirty minute commute to begin our service-learning journey. The Global Navigators got an inside look... keep reading

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Friday at the Gardens

By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE

After a busy first week filled with service, dancing, Twi classes and more, the Global Navigators traveled to the Legon Botanical Gardens to try their hand at a local ropes... keep reading

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"Because, It's Art"- Finding Meaning in Simplicity

By RaeKenya Walker at CIEE

In between helping teachers in the classroom, Twi lessons, and the hustle and bustle of the night market, we occasionally get to slow down and experience culture in a different... keep reading

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Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable: Student Perspectives

By RaeKenya Walker at CIEE

For their final presentation, students were asked to create a presentation sharing their expectations and experiences from their time in Ghana and at their service sites. The following quotes came... keep reading

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Going Cocoa for Chocolate

By Marisa Deku at CIEE

Have you ever wondered how a cocoa bean turns into the decedent chocolate that we all enjoy? Allow me to take you on a journey from Equatorial Guinea to Ghana... keep reading

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Kente Weaving in Adanwomase

By Brooke Kearney at CIEE

This weekend, we journeyed four hours from Accra to the Kumasi region to dig deeper into Ghanaian culture. As we entered the Adanwomase village we noticed many shops adorned in... keep reading

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"Clap for Yourselves": The Joys of Service

By RaeKenya Walker at CIEE

Every weekday around 9am, you can hear the sweet sounds of the Ghanaian morning. Sounds of roosters crowing and trucks honking fill the air but the sweetest sound of all... keep reading

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An Unforgettable Day at Cape Coast Castle

By Brooke Kearney at CIEE

Ghana's Cape Coast is very beautiful place but has a dark history. What was once known as the Gold Coast Castle, was one of forty castles on the coast of... keep reading

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Finding Our Groove in Ghana: Ghanian Singing and Dancing Workshop

By Brooke Kearney at CIEE

One of the best ways to learn about a new culture is through music and arts. The Ghanaian singing and drumming workshop was a great introduction to the Ghanaian way... keep reading

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Welcome to Ghana

By Marisa Deku at CIEE

Akwaaba, woezo, you are welcome. These are expressions you hear often in Ghana. The first words you hear on arrival, used before greeting; be it in the home, at the... keep reading

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Cooking Class Chronicles

By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE

Aside from vibrant music and beautiful fabrics, traditional meals are a vital component that add to the richness of Ghanaian culture. After a week of testing various local restaurants, the... keep reading

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Braving the Botanical Gardens

By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE

Last Friday, the Global Navigators turned a relaxing afternoon of board games into a thrilling ropes course adventure. Once entering the Legon Botanical Gardens, located on the University of Ghana... keep reading

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Saturday City Sights

By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE

The Global Navigators hit the streets on Saturday for our Accra city tour. Led by our dance instructor and Accra native Mr. Brown, the tour began on the University of... keep reading