Information for term January in Legon
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2019
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: November 1, 2019
- Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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Spend January in the extraordinary West African city of Legon and earn credits studying culture and reproductive health, learning basic Twi phrases, and exploring palm-lined beaches and exotic wildlife. Coursework is taught in English at CIEE Legon and is complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
like Aburi and Cape Coast on CIEE excursions.
at local orphanages, NGOs, schools, and other service organizations.
Learn about the culture
from faculty from the premier institute of higher learning in Ghana.
national parks in Ghana6
students at University of Ghana38K
of country’s population under 25 years old57%
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Situated just 10 miles from Ghana’s capital city, Accra, Legon draws plenty of students and locals alike to its vibrant restaurants and bars. There’s lots of opportunity to relax, too — Legon has a slower pace than the bustle of central Accra and is 30 minutes from the coast and its beautiful beaches.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Go on an overnight trip to Cape Coast to discover the history of the “slave castles” where, between 1482 and 1786, a series of fortresses and ancient castles served as the origination point for countless slave ships bound for North America.
- Participate in cultural activities, like learning how to weave traditional clothes.
- Go on daytrips to places like Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the W.E.B. Dubois Center, and the Shai Hills Game Reserve, where you can see baboons, vervet, and spot-nosed monkeys.
Volunteering: Projects like teaching English and math skills to young children and creating activities for children at orphanages throughout Legon and the greater Accra area that’ll give you a firsthand look at challenges facing Ghana as a developing nation.
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Homestay : Immerse yourself in the local language and culture by living with a Ghanaian family in the East Legon or North Legon neighborhood. Expect to use public transportation to and from the university, with a 30 to 40 minute commute each way.
International Students Hostel: If you choose to live with other students, you’ll share a double-occupancy room on the University of Ghana Legon campus, a short walk from the CIEE Study Center. The hostel is equipped with 24/7 wireless internet, security service, and basic/shared kitchen facilities.
Homestay: Breakfast and dinner are provided during the week. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on weekends.
International Students Hostel: Students can prepare their own meals at the hostel’s kitchens or explore restaurants on campus or off-campus.
Where You'll Study
10 miles from Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Students use public transportation to get from campus to explore off-campus spots like the coast and beaches.
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What you need to knowThe program details
Taught by University of Ghana faculty, this program provides an opportunity for students from all academic disciplines to live and study abroad in Ghana while learning firsthand about the country and its people. Students can volunteer at orphanages and after-school programs to immerse themselves in the community and further their understanding of the culture. Students enroll in one course, which is taught in English.
University of Ghana. The university is the oldest and largest of six public universities in Ghana, and hosts 38,000 students and four colleges — College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, and College of Humanities — with schools, institutes, and centers for research within them.
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Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Students enroll in one required CIEE course.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
- Meals are not included
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Orientation - an introduction to Irish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Excursions and/or Study Tours
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $2,253 **
Housing = $750 ***
Insurance = $47Total Fees = $3,350
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $600 †
International Airfare = $1,300 ††
Local Transportation = $200
Books & Supplies = $25
Visa Fees = $75 †††
Personal expenses = $200Total Estimated Costs = $2,400
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes two meals a day for students in homestays
† f?or students staying in the hostel; students in the homestay option should budget $225 for lunches
†† r?ound-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
††† Cost of Visa application fee in the US
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
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