Apply now to gain real-word ICTD research experience in Ghana

Interested in research, development, information and communication technologies (ICTs), and culture? Are you a student at the University of Washington? If so, TASCHA alumni Araba Sey and Researcher Chris Rothschild are leading a program this summer in Ghana that could be perfect for you and your education. This program focuses on research, development, communication, and technology.

Experience Research: Communication Technologies and Development in Southern Ghana

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s actually like to do field research studying if development project are really changing lives, this is an opportunity to find out for yourself. Learn how to design and carry out a research project to answer questions you have about the role of ICTs in socio-economic development, while also experiencing the realities of life in Ghana. You do not need to have research experience, and we welcome both graduate and undergraduate students.

The program will be 4 weeks long and takes place from August 24 – September 22, 2017. Credits will be counted towards your Fall 2017 load. Students will receive 5 credits (INFX 598 or INFO 498). The course satisfies the research methods requirement for Informatics students (INFO 470) and qualifies as an elective for the International Development Certificate Program (IDCP). We are happy to work with you and your adviser if the program could satisfy requirements for other courses in your major.

Application Deadline is March 1, 2017.

Check out this presentation to learn more about what the program entails and follow this link to apply.