Study through a Year Abroad Program
Application forms must be submitted to the
IDST office, CC H11
The Trent-in-Ghana Program offered by International Development Studies enables undergraduates to deepen their understanding of comparative and international development by living, studying, and working in a developing country. The program is based in Accra, Ghana's capital in the South and Tamale, in the Northern Region. Exposure to these various locations enables students to become familiar with the diverse cultures and regions of Ghana.
The Institute for African Studies (IAS) organizes placements in several regions of the country with a special emphasis on the north.
Please check out our 2013-2014 brochure!
Bridget Butt Trent-in-Ghana Award
Established by Michael Butt, a member of Trent’s Board of Governors, the Bridget Butt Trent-in-Ghana Award honours his daughter, who has worked in East Africa for many years to support peace and reconciliation.
“We have always hoped to be able to support the participation of financially challenged, high achieving students in our year abroad programs,” says Dr. Winnie Lem, past chair of the International Development Studies (IDS) Program at Trent. “This award will go a very long way to helping us achieve this vision of supporting students who wish to engage in the study of international development in Ghana.”
To be awarded to an IDS or Anthropology student entering third year and enrolled in the Trent-in-Ghana year-abroad program, the Bridget Butt Trent-in-Ghana Award also honours community involvement and academic achievement. The inaugural award will be granted in the spring of 2010.