Ghana: Developing visitor identity

Does being there matter? Developing visitor identity through exploration of Ghana’s cultural heritage sites Presenter: Dr. Kofi Boone, Dept. of Landscape Architecture on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Walnut Room in Talley Student Center for the NCSU Study Abroad Symposium.

Ghana is home to significant cultural heritage sites ranging from traditional religious shrines and craft villages, to forts and castles used during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Does engagement of these sites impact how visitors see themselves? If so, what types of engagement have the most impact? This presentation shares findings of a retrospective survey of an interdisciplinary group of study abroad participants who studied in Ghana between 2005-2009.