Ohio State ATI recognized Internationally for its Ghana Research and Education Abroad Program

Ohio State ATI has been selected to receive an Andrew Heiskell Award in Internationalizing the Community College for its Ghana Research and Education Abroad program. ATI is an entity of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

The Heiskell Awards honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education among the 1,400 member campuses of the Institute of International Education (IIE). This year’s winning campuses are notable for their geographic diversity, with campuses in nine U.S. states as well as universities in Ethiopia, South Korea and Russia.

ATI’s Ghana Research and Education Abroad (GREA) program immerses associate degree-seeking students in a month-long experiential learning program in towns near Ho, Ghana, where they develop their research projects. Since the program’s start 15 years ago, 121 ATI students have traveled to small towns in Ghana to study language and culture for four weeks while practicing applied agricultural technologies using a variety of sustainable development strategies. The trip is associated with a semester-long global studies class,

and students can earn three additional credit hours for the work they do in Ghana.

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