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Students study in Ghana

Two Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students are spending a summer in West Africa to study the region’s history of slavery.

Emma Cleveland and Ayesha Khan, who study sociology and psychology in respective bachelor of arts programs, are currently in Ghana for an eight-week Harvard University Summer Program that will explore the West African and Caribbean slave trades, and slave roots tourism.

While away, Cleveland and Khan will participate in expeditions to coastal European forts and interior settlements that survived slave raids.

They will also conduct archaeological fieldwork on Danish plantations, and visit former sites of enslavement.

The study abroad course combines oral history, film, field trips, museum exhibitions and cultural festivals with intensive coursework. Students will be led by Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, professor of history and of African and African American studies at Harvard University, and Benjamin W. Kankpeyeng, associate professor of archaeology at the University of Ghana.

Both KPU students received Irving K. Barber One World Scholarships to help fund their trips.

For more information about KPU’s Office of International Students and Scholars, visit: kpu.ca/international

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