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GLS 3900 Global Social Responsibility Practicum in Ghana
Various, Ghana
Program Terms: June/July Program
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
June/July Program 2014 04/16/2014 
Varies by program TBA TBA

** Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program as soon as possible after the application deadline once all applications have been reviewed.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Undergraduate Credits/Typical Courseload: 6
 Santander Scholarship Available:
Program Description:

Global Social Responsibility Summer Program

Eight weeks of living, studying and working in Ghana = six credits.
late May through the end of July, 2014 (exact dates TBA)

With special appreciation to our corporate sponsor: Grant Thornton

Click here for a full syllabus: PracticumSyllabus_Summer14.docx
The purpose of The Ghana Project is to offer opportunities to work collaboratively in
1.  inter-cultural settings to apply
2.  business and arts & sciences knowledge and skills to
3.  complex social problems. 

Program Description 

The GSR Practicum is a six-credit program that contributes to the overall purpose of The Ghana Project by giving students 8-week assignments with Partner Organizations in Ghana and a service-learning project that requires weekend time.  Students get exposure to the complex social problems Ghana faces, and opportunities to work collaboratively with Ghanaians.   Course instructors, in consultation with accepted students and Partner Organizations, will assign students to internships.

GSR Practicum Component I (3 credits):   GLS3900 requires you to read, study, reflect and write about issues Ghana faces.

GSR Practicum Component II (3 credits):  The experiential learning portion of the program requires you to work in one of Bentley’s Partner Organizations for 8 weeks and to meet the internship requirements of one of the following departments:  MG, AC, FI, EC or GLS.  (Others may be possible.) 

Students can address questions to

Important Dates & Links to applications

February 7:  Applications Open.  Complete the application in full, including your “letter of intent” and $500 deposit.  Be sure and indicate whether you are applying for an NGO internship, an accounting internship, or both. 

February 7:  Interviews Begin. To sign up for an interview, use the subject line "Interview request for Ghana" in an email to Diane Kellogg.

February 28:   Santander Scholarship Application Deadline.
Award decisions will be announced no later than February 28.  To apply, go to this link:
Please note that your Ghana practicum program application must also be completed by this deadline in order to be considered for the Santander Scholarship.

February 28:  Application Deadline. (we recommend applying and being interviewed sooner)
As of February 21, deposits will not be refunded, except for students not accepted into the program. 

March 7: Decisions announced

Sources of Financial Support

• Grant Thornton Global Social Responsibility Award:  Students working with NGOs will receive a $1,000 stipend (in lieu of summer income) from Grant Thornton on September 24, assuming they have completed the six-credit program.
• Grant Thornton Micro-Finance Internship:  Students may apply for this fully-funded internship.  The selected student will spend about two weeks with each of our NGO Partners and will be responsible for overseeing the BMG/Ghana microfinance program and writing the BMG/Ghana annual report to the Bentley Microfinance Group.
• Santander Awards:  US citizens or permanent residents with a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid office may apply for a Santander Award of up to $3,000 by going to the website for the Cronin Office of International Education.  Students must apply for both the Ghana summer program and the Santander Award at the same time.

This program is currently not accepting applications.