Join our 10th Annual Trip to Ghana
Explore Ghana and experience the unique and defining culture of Ashesi University firsthand.
October 6-14, 2018
Every year friends of Ashesi travel to Ghana on the Annual Trip to gain a deeper understanding of the culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership at Ashesi University.
During your time on campus you'll hear from university leadership, tour new building projects that include solar energy development and the student center, and witness Ashesi's culture of ethics in action in the classroom.
What's a day in the life of an Ashesi student really like?
Find out for yourself when trip participants are paired with current students. You'll have the opportunity to take part in and attend classes, learn more about student stories and projects, and visit popular campus spots like the Cantina and engineering workshop.
What about life after Ashesi?
Visit Ashesi graduates at their workplaces and see how they are transforming communities in Ghana.
Complete your experience by exploring Ghana's capital, Accra, and the beauty of the surrounding coast.
On guided tours you'll visit historic sites in Accra, a well as the Cape Coast Castle and the Door of No Return. Traverse a 1,150-foot canopy walkway above a tropical rainforest and watch for butterflies and 266 unique bird species in Kakum National Park.
Sample Day Itinerary
8 am - 1 pm: Experience the Makola Market, a renowned open air market in Accra. Afterwards, enjoy a buffet lunch with your fellow travelers.
1 - 4 pm: Visit Soronko Academy, Founded by Alumna Regina Honu '07. Soronko teaches young women coding skills.
4 - 8 pm: Free evening - relax, dine out, or explore with an Ashesi community member.
- 2018 Trip Brochure
Learn more about our trip!
- Annual Trip Itinerary
A day-by-day look at our week in Ghana.
- Recommended Reading for Ghana
A selection of favorite fiction and non-fiction books recommend by past trip participants, Time Magazine, and Ashesi professors.
- Information For Travelers
Helpful information on planning for your trip to Ghana and making the most of your time there.
Schedule a campus tour throughout the year.
Visiting Ghana outside the Annual Trip dates? We would love to connect you with Ashesi staff at the university for a campus tour. To learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.