Ghana Spring Break

Ghana Spring Break2019-12-02T17:49:58+00:00

Entrepreneurship 5800/6800

Poverty Alleviation and Entrepreneurship
Professor Jay Barney
Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Applications Now Closed

Check back in Fall 2020 for information about the Spring 2021 trip.

Abject poverty and economic development continue to be among the greatest challenges of the 21st century. This three-credit hour class — open to both undergraduate and graduate students — evaluates currently influential approaches to poverty alleviation.

This course will be held on Tuesday evenings in the Spring Semester, and ends with a nine-day trip to Ghana, Africa — scheduled during Spring Break (March 6-15, 2020) — where student teams will work with small- or medium-sized Ghanaian companies in addressing real business problems and questions. Our time in Ghana will end with a two-day visit to an elephant preserve. This trip is generously supported by the Lassonde Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and student expenses for travel, housing, and food will be subsidized. Interested students should apply by Nov. 30, 2019.

Cost: You will responsible for any costs relating to your required shots as well as your visa expenses. The total program cost, including course tuition, fees, and entire travel experience, will be minimal since this trip is subsidized.


Friday, March 6 – Depart for Accra
Saturday, March 7 – Arrive in Accra, Travel to Coconut Grove Beach Resort
Sunday, March 8 – Tour Elmina Slave Castle, Travel to Ensign College of Public Health
Monday, March 9 – Thursday, March 12th – Project work in Accra
Friday, March 13 – Fly to Tamale, Travel to Zaina Lodge, Safari at Mole National Park Elephant Reserve
Saturday, March 14 – Safari at Mole National Park Elephant Reserve (morning), Fly to Accra, Depart for SLC (evening)

*Subject to change

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students are responsible for obtaining their own passports and any applicable visas. For U.S. citizens, more information can be found here. For students from countries other than the U.S., please contact Whitney Sanderson at for more information.