Information for term Summer Ghanaian Studies
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2018
- Dates: Jun 18 – Jul 16, 2018 (4 weeks)
- Credit: 3-4 semester hours / 4.5-6 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Whether you have an interest in studying economic challenges or discovering a distinctive culture, your summer in Ghana is sure to inspire new perspectives. This stable, democratic country has a vibrant heritage and a fascinating history of politics and social change. As you connect with West Africans, you’ll get a unique window into life on the other side of the world.
Take innovative classes
that explore various aspects of life in Ghana, taught by faculty from the country’s premier university.
Explore beyond Legon
with field trips and excursions around this beautiful region.
with good-natured West Africans as you help out at orphanages, schools, and NGOs.
miles from Accra, Ghana’s capitol city7.5
students at University of Ghana40K
degrees north of the equator3
Location & CultureClick to Open
Legon’s well-educated citizens welcome American students with open arms to their quiet suburban town, just northeast of the city center in the Accra Metropolis District. The sprawling Ghana University campus is a major focus of the town and students enjoy access to a large shopping mall and several grocery stores as well as restaurants and bars. Beyond campus, students can explore the equatorial region including rainforests, wildlife parks, and pristine beaches.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
Travel to Cape Coast and Elmina to see slave castles and the starting point of the transatlantic journey.
Visit the Ashanti region to explore the traditional chieftaincy institution, history, and culture.
Discover regional highlights like Aburi Botanical Gardens and Tafi-Atome monkey sanctuary.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Homestays: Living with a Ghanaian family is the ultimate way to soak up local language and culture. Expect to use public transportation for a 30- to 40-minute commute to campus from homes in the East Legon and North Legon neighborhoods.
International Student Hostels: Students can also live on the University of Ghana campus with a roommate, sharing simple double rooms and basic kitchen facilities. The hostel is a short walk from CIEE.
Homestays: Hosts provide breakfast and dinner during the week, and students get lunch on their own. Hosts provide all three meals on weekends.
Hostel: Meals are not included. Students prepare meals in their dorms (facilities are limited) or eat on or off campus.
Where You'll Study
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Students can walk from dorms to classes. Homestay students take public transportation, no more than 30- to 40-minutes to campus.
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What you need to knowThe program details
The program is designed to allow students from all academic disciplines to live and study in Ghana, learning about the country and its people. It features a community-based volunteer component designed to help students understand Ghanaian history, politics, values, and traditions.
Students enroll in one elective course. Students can also choose to learn Twi language. Courses are taught in English at University of Ghana, the oldest and largest university in the country, which hosts 39,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, and includes four colleges. Courses are taught by University of Ghana faculty.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5
- Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
- Contact hours: Most courses: 45
- Twi language course: 15; credit – 1 semester/1.5 quarter hours
Students enroll in one course per session, and can also take the optional Twi language 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.
Summer 2018 CoursesClick to Open
- TWIL 0001 ACGH: Communicative Twi Language
- PUBH 3001 ACGH / SOCI 3002 ACGH: Culture and Reproductive Health
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
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
Dates, Deadlines & FeesClick to Open
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.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Two-day orientation – an introduction to Ghanaian 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
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.
No Hidden Fees
|Summer Session II 2018 4 weeks|
|Apr 1, 2018|
|Jun 18, 2018|
|Jul 16, 2018|
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 = $2,501 **
Housing = $750 ***
Insurance = $167
Visa Fees = $132Total Fees = $3,850
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 = $535 †
International Airfare = $1,700 ††
Local Transportation = $300
Books & Supplies = $100
Personal expenses = $670Total Estimated Costs = $3,305
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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
† for students staying in the hostel; students in the homestay option should budget $225 for lunches
†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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