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Reflections on Service
By Rachel McGowan at CIEE
Each day, students reflect on their experiences at service through writing in their journals. Today, they share their thoughts on their service experience thus far. "It's super fun to work...keep reading
  • Basket Weaving and Service Work
    By Rachel McGowan at CIEE
    Students continue to embark on an adventure in Ghana as Global Navigators. Some of the activities that they are exploring include dancing, basket weaving lessons, and participating in service at...keep reading
  • Akwaaba! (Welcome!)
    By Rachel McGowan at CIEE
    After flights filled with adventure and unexpected twists and turns, everyone arrived safely in Ghana and was greeted with a warm welcome from the CIEE Legon staff. We have been...keep reading
    Final Words of Farewell
    By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE
    After completing our third and final week, our Global Navigators reflected on their experiences in Ghana and summed it up into just one word. Belle: " Eye-opening because I was...keep reading
  • Play and Learn
    By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE
    On Friday, the students had the chance to play football (soccer) with local Ghanaian students. Play & Learn Foundation is a local Non-Governmental Organization that meets after school to focus...keep reading
  • A Trip to TK Beads
    By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE
    Last week, the Global Navigators had the opportunity to visit the TK Bead Making Factory. The students learned about the bead making process which consists of grinding down recycled glass...keep reading
  • Visiting Ghana's First Cocoa Farm
    By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE
    After a morning of service and an afternoon Twi lesson, the Global Navigators boarded the bus to explore a Ghanaian cocoa farm. Located in the Eastern Region, the Tetteh Quarshie...keep reading
  • Ashanti Adventures
    By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE
    Early Saturday morning, the Global Navigators set off on their weekend journey to Kumasi. After a smooth five-hour bus ride, we dropped our bags at the hotel and headed to...keep reading
  • Cape Coast Chronicles
    By Kaylee Haskell at CIEE
    The Global Navigators embarked on their first road trip over the weekend. On Saturday, we explored the vibrancy of Accra on a guided city tour. Students were able to get...keep reading

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