Terrible Things in Beautiful Places: A Study Abroad Story

When I visit places with dark histories, I’m always surprised by how beautiful they are — I expect their past to leave a visible stain on the space, but even people who do terrible...

Shifting Boundaries in Rural Ghana: A Study Abroad Story

We drove to the village in what can only be described as a party bus. The flashing, multicolored lights and sound system that felt funny and gauche as we left Accra felt like callous...

A New Way of Telling Time: A Study Abroad Story

As I was preparing to leave for Accra, I was fending off distressing questions from all sides. Are you going to live in a hut? Will you be able to receive mail? Do they...

Sarah Morbitzer: The Adventure Boys

The Adventure Boys (a self-proclaimed band of “mighty hunters”) have been occupied with constructing traps (tin cans, rubber straps, wooden boards), prowling late nights and early mornings through the neighbors’ bushes, and catching rats. The...

David Kovac: Spring Break in Ghana

I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for an 11-day service-learning program in Ghana. In fact, I didn’t know much about Ghana. Sure, I was keenly aware of some of the stereotypes that...

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