Legon, Ghana

Promoting Children's Rights & Education

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Information for term Promoting Children's Rights & Education

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 9 – 29, 2019 (3 weeks)

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 7 – 27, 2019 (3 weeks)


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Care for children in need through school or after-school programs.

Live in a land of more than 80 languages and 70 tribal groups! In Ghana you can converse with nearly everyone around you, as English is the official language. Living in a dorm at the University of Ghana, you’ll have an intercultural experience like no other. Hang out with your CIEE peers, go out to watch Ghanaian movies, and meet other international students on campus.

Each day you’ll work with an NGO dedicated to helping disadvantaged children. CIEE partners with the Future Leaders Underprivileged Children’s Center (UCC), which prepares out-of-school children to join the formal educational system. Add CIEE also partners with Christah International School and Shalom Home, where students help teach lessons.

You’ll bridge cultures and build relationships with at-risk children and youth, ages 4 to 15. Through teaching one-on-one or group lessons, sometimes coaching sports or supervising activities, you’ll enrich children’s lives as well as your own.

You’ll provide lessons as well as care and affection to children who lack traditional family and community support. Teaching these children is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to experience cross-cultural work in a safe and comfortable environment. 

When not volunteering you will take the Twi language class to help you in your daily conversations and interactions with Ghanaian people. You could also sit in the Intercultural Communication and Leadership class.

The Take-Aways

  • Leadership

    Gain experience working alongside passionate Ghanaian NGO leaders committed to transforming the lives of children through education

  • Service

    Find rewards in keeping children ages 4 to 15 off the street

  • Certificate

    A Certificate of International Service Learning (50+ hours)

Location & Culture

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One of Africa’s most stable countries, Ghana offers a rich cultural heritage.

Legon is a suburb outside of the Ghanaian city of Accra. It is home to the University of Ghana, which students and residents refer to simply as "Legon.” The oldest and largest university in Ghana, it was originally associated with the University of London but is now independent with over 40,000 students and a multitude of study areas.

Accra is a bustling coastal city with beaches, botanical gardens, and colorful bazaars.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"I love bargaining! In the U.S., it's rare, but in Ghana, it's widely accepted and usually expected at roadside or open-air stores and markets...."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

  • Housing

    International dorm on the campus of the University of Ghana

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Sample Activities


  • Make bead jewelry and weave baskets with experienced locals.
  • Make your own tie/dye and batik cloth, learn to cook some local dishes and experience through learning some traditional dances and drumming.
  • Take a day trip to explore the historic Cape Coast Castle and its role in the slave trade, and to the stunning Kakum National Park with its canopy covering and rainforest.
  • Embark on a multi-day trip to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region which holds many traditional monuments to the Asante people and the Ghanaian culture.

View a sample itinerary

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.

Application Fee


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insureance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2019 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 9, 2019 Jun 29, 2019


Summer Session II 2019 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 7, 2019 Jul 27, 2019


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