Responding to global flows of capital, people, goods, and ideas, many rural communities across Africa now find themselves struggling to define and proteor devalue) the heritage of rural communities in this region.
Globalization and Heritage in Africa
ANT 3275 — Globalization and Heritage in Africa — 3 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $ 4200
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 800
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: immunizations, personal expenses, and some meals.
* Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Senegal.
** Tuition and fees for Fall and Spring semester programs are included in your normal semester charges. Exact tuition charges are determined by a student’s status by semester and credits to date for their major. Please go to this link
to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 12/28/17 to 01/11/18.
One (1) meetings; dates and times TBD.
Biweekly meetings throughout spring semester; dates and times TBD.
Dr. Cameron Gokee
Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Lecturer, University College
Dr. Gokee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University. As an anthropological archaeologist, Dr. Gokee is an anthropological archaeologist who studies the interplay between communities and the broader landscapes and networks that engulf them. His fieldwork in the Upper Senegal-Niger region of West Africa takes a multi-scalar approach to the history of village communities over the past thousand years–a period that witnessed long-term climate change, the rise and fall of medieval empires, the violence of the Atlantic slave trade, the spread of Islam, and ultimately, the imposition of colonialism. He also collaborates with the Undocumented Migration Project to study and call attention to the ways in which undocumented migrants experience the dangerous physical and political landscape of the US-Mexico borderlands of southern Arizona.
Dr. Andrew Gurstelle
Assistant Teaching Professor, Museum Anthropology
Wake Forest University
Dr. Andrew Gurstelle is the Academic Director of Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology. Dr. Andrew Gurstelle (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a museum anthropologist and archaeologist. Dr. Gurstelle is the Academic Director of Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology. His interest in museums focuses on making them hubs of anthropological research and on —places where research is both conducted and exhibited. His curatorial work emphasizes putting objects in context, historicallytheir historical and cultural context. and culturally. Dr. Gurstelle has conducted archaeological and oral-historical research in West Africa, including Ghana, Togo, and Bénin. He is the director of the Savè Hills Archaeological Research Project in Bénin. The project’s goal is to examine the early history and development of the Shabe Yoruba kingdom between 1600 and 1960 CE. Dr. Gurstelle and his colleagues map ancient village sites in relation to geographic features and sacred landforms to demonstrate the social and economic networks that cross-cut West Africa.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 09/15/2017.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.