Program Details

AFS offers year, semester, and summer programs to destinations throughout Ghana. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Ghana is one of the friendliest and mos
Location:
Accra, Ghana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
AFS (formerly the American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We've been exchanging students throughout the world for 60 years. That is six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

AFS Mission: AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS offers year, semester, and summer programs to destinations throughout Ghana. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Ghana is one of the friendliest and most welcoming of West African nations. While English is the official language, there are more than 52 native tongues and hundreds of dialects...

Colleges recommend high school study abroad experiences - as these programs provide the opportunity to develop confidence and self-reliance before pursuing higher education. In addition, after exploring the world you may have a clearer vision of what you'd like to study in college. As a result, you may spend less time switching majors, which means you'll save time and money. An exchange program also boosts college applications and gives you an immediate advantage when applying for scholarships.

Plus, the language skills you develop on an AFS program might exempt you from required language courses, thus enabling you to finish college sooner. Some students have received as much as 18 hours language credit-almost enough to provide a minor in language and a huge financial savings when you figure the cost of credits.
Setting Description:
Most Ghanaians live in small villages where society is focused on the family and community. Shopping is concentrated in markets that offer everything from fruits to clothes to hair braiding. At night, you'll hear music everywhere in outdoor restaurants and clubs. And there are numerous festivals throughout the year that provide more life and color to an already vibrant culture. AFS Ghana will provide a three-- to four-day orientation to teach you about Ghanaian society, culture, family, school, religion, festivals, and safety. You'll also be introduced to the native languages of Twi and Dagbani with six hours of lessons.

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