This blog was authored by Sabukie Osabutey. Sabukie is one of CIEE Legon Ghana's u-pals. She is a second year political science major of the University of Ghana.
Happy New Year! It's the beginning of a new year and a new semester.
The Spring 2017 participants arrived onsite on the 20th of January 2017. Orientation sparked off the next day with an "Akwaaba" message from staff and u-pals and also overed "Adjusting to a new culture shock and other related issues". The students were also briefed on how to cope with campus life especially dealing with roommates and also with their host families; for those living with their host families.
The Resident Director leading the discussion on Safety and Security.
Orientation continued the next day and touched on Safety and Security, CIEE Sexual Harassment Protocols, Bystander Intervention Training. On Monday 23rd January 2017, the students joined other International students at the International Programmes Orientation. The International programmes orientation covered topics on Academics at the university, rules and regulations, etc.
The students are trying out the practicality of the "tro-tro" transport systems
Our first cultural event for the semester was on January 26th on the "Significance of Music and Dance in Ghana". The students were led through various dance movements.
Student went on a tour of the city of Accra on Saturday, January 28th 2017 and also toured the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. The Mausoleum houses the remains of the First President of Ghana and his wife. It also has a collection of the writings personal belongings used by Nkrumah during his presidency.
Classes started on Monday, January 30th, 2017.
CIEE Spring 2017 students and u-pals
Till our next issue....