Homecoming 2020: A Transformative Journey to Ghana

For our second year in a row, we will be partnering with  I Am C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. (IAC), a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, on a trip to Ghana in 2020! During this 7 day journey, students will be immersed in the music, art, dance, nature and history of a region many African-Americans called home centuries ago.

KEY INFORMATION

Dates: August 19-26, 2020

Eligibility:

  1. 10th-12th grade students (apply here)
  2. Professionals interested in volunteering for our service project (applications coming soon)

Includes:

  • Flight
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations
  • All activities in Accra and Cape Coast
  • A cultural workshop weekend presented by I Am C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D.

The trip does not include passport fees or required vaccinations. Flights leave from JFK airport in Queens, NY.

An example itinerary is below. (Subject to adjustments)

  • Day 1: Leave USA
  • Day 2: Arrive in Ghana. Check in. Brief Orientation. Akwaaba welcome performance and dinner
  • Day 3: Morning Yoga or Dance Session. Accra City Tour. Dinner and Relax.
  • Day 4: Web Dubois Center Tour. Make your own Batik Fabric and Cooking Class. Dinner and Relax.
  • Day 5: Head to Cape Coast. Check into Hotel. Community Service Project. Evening entertainment/dinner.
  • Day 6: Kakum Park Tree top climb excursion. Lunch. Cape Coast Slave Castle visit. Bonfire and reflection.
  • Day 7: Return to Accra that morning. African Dance on the beach. Relaxation Day. Last minute souvenirs.
  • Day 8: Leave for USA

We will be partnering with Africa With Us to create an opportunity for our group to participate in a service project while in Ghana. And one lucky student will receive a travel scholarship to attend! The scholarship will be open to 10th-12th grade students who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence/potential, and would benefit from the exposure of international travel.

APPLY NOW TO JOIN OUR TRIP TO GHANA!

STUDENT DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2020.
Apply now on the I Am C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D website!

(Applications for adults to join our service team will be available soon. Join our email list, our Facebook community and follow us on social media for updates!)

STUDENT TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
ARE NOW OPEN!

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2020.