Study Abroad in Ghana
Ghana, the West African country roughly the size of Oregon, is a unique and exciting study abroad destination. Students have the opportunity to learn, volunteer, or teach among a diverse mix of ethnic and religious groups.
Bordered on the west by the Ivory Coast, Togo to the east, Burkina Faso to the north, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Ghana is comprised of varied geography including savannas, springs, caves, mountains, and forests. Students studying abroad in Ghana are able to enjoy beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, and rich culture. The country is dotted with costal forts, castles, harbors dating back to the 15th century as well as a diverse mix of wildlife.
Approximately 27 million people call Ghana home and it’s the ninth largest economy in Africa producing a large portion of the world’s petroleum, natural gas, and cocoa. It’s this fast-paced development mixed with a stable democracy that’s made Ghana the African power house it is today.
Education is an important part of everyday life in Ghana with over 95% of children enrolled in school. The Ghanaian education system is divided into three parts with the final part called tertiary education, or what Americans would consider the college/university level. There are currently eight public universities in Ghana and a growing number of private, accredited universities. Many top universities from all over the world (such as Harvard, Oxford, and NYU) have partnered with Ghanaian schools to provide study abroad opportunities for their students.
Whether you’re interested in the rich culture, booming economy, or welcoming people there is sure to be something for everyone in Ghana!