Information for term Summer Ghanaian Studies
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2020
- Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2020 (4 weeks)
- Credit: 3-4 semester hours / 4.5-6 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
This stable, democratic country has a vibrant heritage and a fascinating history of politics and social change. Study Culture and Reproductive Health while learning basic Twi and getting a unique window into life on the other side of the world. Courses are taught in English at CIEE’s partner school, University of Ghana, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
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
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.
What People are Saying
"I loved CIEE Ghana. It was a life changing experience"Student, Summer 2018
"I volunteered at a local school off campus and the kids had so much energy! I enjoyed learning from them, their excitement and telling them about the U.S while helping with their school work"Student, Summer 2018
"The most memorable experience here was going to Kumasi and the Cape Coast Castle by far. Kumasi is where my family is from and it was great to see the Bonwire sewing factor and to see Osei Tutu II’s palace. Cape coast was very moving as well and I was touched by the struggles Africans have gone through."Student, Summer 2018
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
This four-week program is designed to allow students from all academic disciplines to live and study in Ghana and learn about the country and its people. It features a community-based volunteer component designed to help students understand Ghanaian history, politics, values, and traditions. All students are required to take Atlantic Crossings and can choose to learn Twi language. Courses are taught by University of Ghana faculty.
University of Ghana is the oldest and largest university in the country, welcoming more than 39,000 students and 1,000 faculty members. Programs include agriculture (featuring three research stations), arts, consumer sciences, law, medicine, science, social sciences, business, nursing, public health, African studies, international relations, journalism, statistical research, social research, and economic research.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5
CoursesClick to Open
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session
CIEE courses: 1-3 U.S. semester/1.5-4.5 quarter credits; 15-45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course
- Students may enroll in the optional one-credit Communicative Language course.
- “(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.
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:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI 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
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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.
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
- 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 = $2,933 **
Housing = $750 ***
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $4,150
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 = $400
International Airfare = $1,800 †
Local Transportation = $100
Books & Supplies = $100
Visa Fees = $75
Personal expenses = $400Total Estimated Costs = $2,875
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
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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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