Nineteen SUNY Oneonta students experienced the everyday reality of work in the developing world through an internship program in Accra, Ghana, in January 2012.
The students, whose majors are as varied as Education, Music Industry, Criminal Justice, Communications, History and Philosophy, spent one week as unpaid interns at various sites in Ghana's capital city, including T.V. Africa, United Faith Preparatory School, the Ghana Police Service, Pathfinder and King of Kings orphanages, and Brother to Brother in Unity and Diversity, a community health NGO.
The 2½-week trip, which included visits to cultural and historical sites and lectures on African literature, dance, film and history, was facilitated by Drs. Kathleen O'Mara, Ibram Rogers and Caridad Souza of the college's Department of Africana and Latino Studies.