Safe Arrival

Thursday, August 31, 2006

By Ruth Groenhout


All the students arrived safely last night, with nothing more serious than a few serious cases of jet lag. The flight from London was an hour late, and everyone was tired, but we got the luggage on the bus without mishap, and hauled everyone and all the stuff to the new home away from home the students will be using for the next several months: The International Student Hostel II. I’m having trouble uploading pictures just now, but will insert a photo of the group as soon as I can. Today will be registration and orientation to the University of Ghana. Friday we’ll learn about the people and languages of Ghana, and have our first dance lesson as well as our first lesson in Asante Twi. Saturday will be our introduction to the city of Accra.
Sunday, after church, we will head out to the Akrofi-Christaller Institute, in Akropong, for further introduction and orientation to Ghanaian culture
and history. Wednesday classes will begin, and the semester will be off and running.

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