- Accra, Ghana
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
*Due to the global health status worldwide, USAC is making programmatic changes to Summer & Fall 2021 programs, and some options might not be available. These changes are posted on individual program pages on the USAC website.*
Summer Session I & II 2021 have been suspended.
The Accra program offers a unique opportunity for students to live and study in the heart of West Africa. It is the perfect destination for those who want to learn about the complex issues facing a developing African nation while enjoying a rich cultural, historical and social experience. You may enroll in a traditional African Studies program or choose from a wide array of courses taught in English at the University of Ghana. As you will be totally integrated at the university, you will live and study on campus alongside native Ghanaians while experiencing the culture, learning about the country, and making friends. Each semester includes several excursions in and around Accra to places like Lake Volta, the largest manmade lake and historic slave castles. You may choose to study for one semester or a full year.
The USAC office and classes are located on the campus of the University of Ghana at Legon. It was founded in 1948 and is now the oldest and largest of the five government-run universities in the country. With more than 29,000 students and 850 faculty members, the University of Ghana is considered one of the best universities in Africa. It is located on a beautiful, extended American-style campus on Legon Hill (one of many small suburbs in Accra), about eight miles northeast of the city center and boasts white stucco buildings with orange tile roofs, tree-lined streets with medians, and roundabouts to control traffic speed. The campus is quite large and well-kept, sprawling over 50 acres.
Program fees include tuition, housing, orientation, field trips, airport pickup and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- The city of Accra is flourishing- the streets are clean and paved, the electricity is mostly stable and new shopping centers emerge frequently. It is a sprawling city with no true "city center." Instead, it is made up of numerous neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor. It is also home to several museums and private galleries, including the National Museum with its collection of traditional Ghanain art, the National Archives, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Supreme Court and Parliament buildings, cinemas, and many diverse markets. Musical protege Stevie Wonder has a house in Accra, perhaps as a place from which to take in the sophisticated blend of jazz, Latin, and traditional beats which make Accra a music lover's delight.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Learn more about USAC scholarships and discounts at https://usac.edu/money-matters
Based on 1 Reviews
- craving adventure?11/14/19
I loved my time in Ghana. It was a fun, educational, and crazy experience. I met some great people and would absolutely recommend the program to anyone and everyone. This location is a great place for the adventure-seeker. The kindness and love that I
experienced while studying in Accra was phenomenal. From the Aunties, to the USAC buddies, professors, strangers, and everyone in between, the people that I met made my trip extraordinary. The education system was a bit frustrating at some points (not much was digitized), and the living situation was a challenge (we often lost water and electricity), but I wouldn't change a thing. If safaris in Mole, hanging out with monkeys in Volta, beautiful waterfalls, exploring the dark history of slave castles, and/or surfing sound appealing to you, then you should consider studying abroad in Ghana!!!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend