Legon, Ghana

January in Legon

Study Culture and Reproductive Health
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Information for term January in Legon

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Explore this extraordinary West African culture in the country ranked 11th-friendliest in the world by Forbes magazine. Take a class with a local university faculty, explore palm-lined beaches and exotic wildlife, volunteer at local organizations, and begin to learn the Twi language — there’s no shortage of opportunities to experience Ghanaian society firsthand.

Unique Experiences

  • Explore sites

    like Aburi and Cape Coast on CIEE excursions.

  • Volunteer

    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 Ghana

  • students at University of Ghana

  • of country’s population under 25 years old


Location & Culture

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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.

The Culture


  • Go on an overnight trip to Cape Coast to explore the slave castles where transatlantic slavery took place.
  • 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.

Daily Life

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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.

  • Meals

    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.

Legon, Ghana

Where You'll Study

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    10 miles from Ghana’s capital city, Accra.

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    Getting Around

    Students use public transportation to get from campus to explore off-campus spots like the coast and beaches.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The 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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    Courses taught at CIEE Legon are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday by University of Ghana faculty. Instruction is supported and augmented online by Canvas, CIEE’s learning management system.


    Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, which may include essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.


    The program consists of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45 contact hours.


Students take the required course, Culture and Reproductive Health. 

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.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2020 Dec 30, 2019 Jan 20, 2020

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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