BIST Ghana 2022

People in a village

Traveling to Ghana: West African Spirituality and Afrofuturism (AFR)

Instructors: Dr. LeSette Wright, Dr. Jasmine Jones & Mr. Keith Bullock
Date: May Term (Summer I)
Estimated Cost: $5,020*

This course will be an exploration of African (particularly Ghanaian) Spirituality and Afrofuturism. We will engage with topics such as: the enslavement of Africans, Colonization/Decolonization, West African Spirituality, particularly Christianity, and Afrofuturism.  We will participate in seminars that focus on the political, economic, and social realities of the people of the African Diaspora principally through a spiritual and afro-futurist lens. This course will include travel to various cultural centers and rural areas in surrounding regions of the country. While Dr. Jones and Dr. Wright will be the primary instructors, we will also have local instructors who will teach seminars on African culture and philosophy, religion, drumming, dance, and other cultural components​

Financial Support

Financial support from Berea College is available for any major to cover a portion of the cost of a summer abroad. The Department of Foreign Languages offers similar financial support for qualified majors and minors. Find out more information on how to obtain financial support.

This program is eligible for the Gilman scholarship. Start applying!

*This is an estimate. Note that Berea BIST budgets are all-inclusive: program, airfare, housing, meals, immunizations, insurance, spending money—the works!


For specific questions about this course, contact Mr. Keith Bullock, Dr. Jasmine Jones, or Dr. LeSette Wright.

For general questions about the BIST application process or scholarships, contact the Education Abroad Team at or 859-985-3453, or drop by 205 Woods-Penniman.

Berea College students in Ghana, 2016
BIST Ghana 2016