- Cape Coast, Ghana
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Semester in Ghana is based in Cape Coast, Ghana, a beautiful city on the beach. The city is well known for elaborate festivals, bustling markets, and historic castles. You will take classes at the respected University of Cape Coast in addition to exploring the incredible natural landscape all around you while you study abroad in Ghana. You will experience:
Diverse, country-specific courses taught in English – Study music, chemistry, history, languages, economics, tourism, and more while also learning about your surroundings with Ghana-focused coursework.
True cultural immersion – While there are other international students at the University, you’ll be in class with local Ghanaians and will truly learn about their culture when you study abroad in Ghana.
Fascinating history – As a center of the slave trade for generations, Cape Coast hosted many European colonial powers and there is a meaningful link between it and the United States. You’ll discover many relics from that era.
Melting pot of cultures – Home to over 100 ethnic groups and nearly 50 ethnic languages, modern Ghana is a tapestry of cultures.
Beautiful city right on the coast – Cape Coast is a small, stunning city of palm-lined beaches and lovely ocean views—from the city, from the University, and from your accommodations.
Study in Africa's most prosperous, stable nation – While still developing, Ghana is well-known throughout the world as the first independent sub-Saharan nation and has a strong record of democracy, stability, and increasing socioeconomic standards.
Students who study at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) will not be able register for classes until they arrive in country. Courses offered at UCC often will change or be cancelled at the last minute. This program is best for students who need to fulfill electives and is not recommended for students who need to fulfill requirements for their major or concentration.
If you've ever wanted to study abroad in Africa, then check out our Semester in Ghana program. Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique. Incredible places to visit, from beaches to jungles Courses taught in English International and local students Fantastic public university Strong on-site support from the University Thriving, colorful artisan and food markets throughout the city Learn Ghanaian music, drumming, dance, and more Visit historic Cape Coast Castle Visit Kakum National Rainforest
- Setting Description:
- Ghana is one of the most colorful and diverse nations in West Africa. You are sure to fall in love with the hospitality of its people and the beauty of its landscape during your Semester in Ghana. With over 100 ethnic groups, each having its own traditions, festivals, music, dance, and more, Ghanaians celebrate their diversity yet are quite unified by a strong national pride. Under the leadership of national hero Kwame Nkrumah, the independent Republic of Ghana was founded in 1957 on the principles of freedom, justice, equity, and free education. It was the first sub-Saharan nation to be self-determining. Since then, Ghana has become a role model for struggling African nations for its international cooperation, democratic traditions, levels of education, and socioeconomic standards. The huge diversity in culture is also notable in the Ghanaian cuisine, which has a lot of different dishes to offer with soups, meats and fish. Semester in Ghana is based in the beautiful city of Cape Coas
- For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.
Based on 2 Reviews
- Adventure in Ghana10/09/17
Last spring I studied abroad in Ghana through CISabroad. I had an absolutely amazing experience. I learned so much about life and the world around us. Ghana is a wonderful country to learn about a different part of the world that not many people choose
to visit. CIS works as a middle man between your home university and the university abroad. They set you up with a pre-depature orientation to let you know what to pack and prepare for. Also, the site directors (who are AMAZING!) take you on a week long orientation once you arrive in country. It feels like a mini vacation to help you adjust. They are also there to teach you about the culture and daily life. CISabroad puts a lot of work in to make sure you are prepared and have a great experience abroad. I highly recommend studying abroad in Ghana.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Life Changing Experience in Ghana with CISabroad01/27/15
I studied abroad in Cape Coast, Ghana during the spring of 2014 with the CISabroad program. CISabroad’s Ghana program was fairly small (7-8 students), but this made our experience incredibly intimate and personalized. I spoke to other students who
studied abroad with larger programs (50-100+ international students) and they said they felt their time was constantly spent amongst students in that program and not enough time interacting with local students. Due to the small nature of my program with CISabroad, I was able to form close friendships with my Ghanaian classmates (whom I still communicate with daily) as well as the other American exchange students. I am a student at Boston University studying Human Physiology (Pre-Med) and Public Health. While at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana, I was enrolled in five classes: Disease Patterns in Africa; Sociology of Health and Medicine; Population, Health, and Development; African Traditional Religion and Health Delivery; and Pathology. All of these credits counted towards my degree at Boston University. While in Ghana, I had the opportunity to intern/volunteer at the UCC Teaching Hospital right on campus! This was an incredible experience that allowed me to delve deeper into the local culture and see first-hand how healthcare is administered in Ghana. CISabroad provided the perfect amount of support to the students in our program. They gave us guidance as we navigated our first few weeks in Ghana and continued to support us constantly throughout the semester. More importantly, however, they gave us space to integrate into the culture of Ghana and truly make this experience our own. Some programs are overly involved in students’ day-to-day activities and prevent them from exploring the country on their own. CISabroad was the ideal balance of both. I met my best friends on this trip and am now heavily involved with the CISabroad Alumni Network. CISabroad is affordable, flexible, supportive, and willing to help you during every step of the way. There are many study abroad programs out there, but my experience would not have been the same without CISabroad. Studying abroad in Ghana influenced my life in so many ways and I am so thankful this is the program I chose.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend