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  • Locations: Legon, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Credit Hours Available: Between 1-6 Credit Hours, Between 6-12 Credit Hours Area of Study: African and Afri Amer Studies, Anthropology, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Gender Studies, History, Human Development & Family Sci, Humanities, Music, Other Language, Political Science, Sociology
Program Duration: 4-8 Weeks Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:

Summer Ghanaian Studies

LEGON, GHANA

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Program Overview

Whether you have an interest in studying economic challenges or discovering a distinctive culture, your summer in Ghana is sure to inspire new perspectives. This stable, democratic country has a vibrant heritage and a fascinating history of politics and social change. As you connect with West Africans, you'll get a unique window into life on the other side of the world.

Unique Experiences

TAKE INNOVATIVE CLASSES

that explore various aspects of life in Ghana, taught by faculty from the country's premier university.

EXPLORE BEYOND LEGON

with field trips and excursions around this beautiful region.

CONNECT

with good-natured West Africans as you help out at orphanages, schools, and NGOs.

Read student stories

Excursions & Activities

Travel to Cape Coast and Elmina to see slave castles and the starting point of the transatlantic journey.

Visit the Ashanti region to explore the traditional chieftaincy institution, history, and culture.

Discover regional highlights like Aburi Botanical Gardens and Tafi-Atome monkey sanctuary.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Two-day orientation – an introduction to Ghanaian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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