Program Details

Ghana is a small, tropical country with a well-educated citizenry, open and welcoming to international students. Students live and study in Accra, receiving instruction in classes, seminars, and tutorials. Field trips and social events are also offered.
Location:
Accra, Ghana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

The University of Ghana was established in 1948 as an affiliate college of the University of London. Following independence in 1957, the university's outstanding lecturers and distinguished alumni have earned it considerable national and international prestige. Due to its excellent reputation, the university has a history of attracting foreign students, particularly students from the United States. The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of Ghana's five universities.

Ghana is a small, tropical country peopled with a well-educated citizenry who are open and welcoming to Europeans and Americans. It is a democratic republic with a stable, developing economy. Ghana is a beautiful place that boasts rain forests, wildfire parks, and pristine beaches. Its rich cultural history and strong artisan heritage inspire the colorful crafts found in many Ghanian marketplaces.

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a bustling, rapidly growing city of almost two million people and is approximately eight miles from the University of Ghana. Accra has a lively nightlife, affordable restaurants, and a decidedly "non-touristy" atmosphere that makes it a real resource for the participants of this program.

The Brockport Program at the University of Ghana offers you the opportunity to:

  • Live and study in the city of Accra at a prestigious university,
  • Receive instruction in small classes, seminars, and tutorials from members of the University of Ghana faculty,
  • Choose the coursework you want from an almost limitless variety of disciplines,
  • Improve your writing and research skills.

Your experience at the University of Ghana will:

  • Integrate you into Ghanaian society and the Ghanaian educational system,
  • Make you a better student,
  • Expand your outlook on the world,
  • Build your self-esteem and self-confidence,
  • Greatly enhance your career prospects.

At the University of Ghana you will:

  • Live with Ghanaian students in one of the university's halls of residence.
  • Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study in Ghana that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study.
  • Benefit from a program of field trips and social events, organized specifically for Brockport program participants by our Resident Director in Ghana.
  • Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services provided by the International Office at the University of Ghana.

Housing:

Participants in Brockport's program at the University of Ghana are normally housed in the new and comfortable co-ed International Students' Hostel. These on-campus accommodations facilitate the integration of participants in this program with faculty and students and within the academic and social life of the University of Ghana during the course of their participation. There are five other halls of residence (one housing men only, one housing women only and three co-ed residence halls). Participants in Brockport's Program at the University of Ghana are housed in double rooms. Each of the University's halls of residence has its own dining facilities. The cost of housing (but not meals) is included in the basic "Program Fee."

Orientation:

A one-week orientation program is a compulsory part of each semester's program, and is mandatory for participants in the Brockport University of Ghana Program. Students are expected to arrive in Accra in time to begin their studies with this introductory course. The orientation course includes field trips and excursions and continues during the semester with a schedule of organized activities.

Winter term:

The College at Brockport also offers a winter-term program in Accra, Ghana, The African Experience. This faculty-led, 3-week, 6-credit course located in Accra, Ghana, includes a series of guest lecturers from Ghanaian faculty that will discuss the evolution of Ghana while staying at the Yiri Lodge located on the University of Ghana campus. Participants will also explore the cultural landscape of Ghana through various field trips and guided tours to areas of political, educational, social, and historical significance. Cultural, historical, and social excursions include visits to Mole National Park, Cape Coast and Elmina Castle, Kakum Reserve Forest and Famous Canopy Walk, Shia Hill hiking trails, W.E.B. Dubois Centre, local markets and museums, as well as, volunteering at a local NGO.

Setting Description:
Ghana is a small, tropical country peopled with a well-educated citizenry who are open and welcoming to Europeans and Americans. It is a democratic republic with a stable, developing economy. Ghana is a beautiful place that boasts rain forests, wildfire parks, and pristine beaches. Its rich cultural history and strong artisan heritage inspire the colorful crafts found in many Ghanian marketplaces. Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a bustling, rapidly growing city of almost two million people and is approximately eight miles from the University of Ghana. Accra has a lively nightlife, affordable restaurants, and a decidedly "non-touristy" atmosphere that makes it a real resource for the participants of this program.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Sophomore, Junior or Senior 2.5 GPA

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