Ghana Immersion 2013

Nine Hoban students and two teachers spent 10 days in Cape Coast, Ghana, June 5-15, 2013. The trip was part of the international immersion program sponsored by Hoban's office of service and outreach.

The group experienced life in Ghana and spent time with the Holy Cross community in the region. Students visited local schools and took part in class with the Ghanaian students, both in teaching and learning about Ghana. They visited the Holy Cross Skill Centre, where money raised from the annual talent show goes, and visited significant social and cultural landmarks important to the history of the country.  

The 2013 trip was Hoban's third immersion in Ghana, the first two being in 2009 and 2011. For a daily program of activities, click HERE.

Participants were Claudia Behrens, Shannon O'Brien, Sierra Radik, Madison Petit, Elizabeth Miller, Gabby O'Neill, Nate Horning, Tim Brennan and Ben Easton. Chaperones were teachers Jason Dzik and Zach Feador.

For Picasa photo albums, click the day. Photos courtesy of Holy Cross Father Bob Gilmour.


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