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, 2019
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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

Overview

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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.

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

    6
  • students at University of Ghana

    38K
  • of country’s population under 25 years old

    57%

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

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.

PROJECTS

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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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    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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    CIEE LEGON

    10 miles from Ghana’s capital city, Accra.

  • B

    UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

    Legon

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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.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    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.

  • GRADING

    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.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    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.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit
​Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
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.

Scholarships

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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 & Fees

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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.

  • 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
  • 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

Program

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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Jan 20, 2020
$3,350
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Program Fees

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 = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

Estimated Costs

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 = $200

Total Estimated Costs = $2,400

Financial Aid

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.

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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.

* non-refundable

** 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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