McNair Research Abroad
Summer 2010 marked the pilot research abroad component of the UNH McNair Program. Five students journeyed overseas to London, England for four weeks where they studied at the University of East London, one of the United Kingdom’s most diverse institutions. The group also traveled to and explored the cultural offerings of Cambridge, England for a week.
In the 2011 summer session, four McNair research Fellows ventured to Accra, Ghana. The eight-week study at the University of Ghana, one of Africa’s premier universities, also entailed a cultural overview provided by the Aya Center for Intercultural Awareness and Development. Students also travelled on excursions to the Cape Coast, Kumasi, and Volta regions of the country.
In meaningful ways, the research abroad component exposes McNair Scholars to the benefits of cross-cultural study. The program immerses students in the international context, into a culture somewhat dissimilar from their own. The UNH McNair Program aims to continue to travel to Ghana, the United Kingdom, and to attend the FACE Conference. In all abroad programming, McNair students will participate in independent study research, academic tours, seminars, data/library investigation, and telecasts back to the UNH campus.