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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Laurence Stewart Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior Areas of Study: Anthropology, Music, Politics, Social Work, Sociology
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 3
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Residence Hall
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:

Accra, Ghana monument
USAC African Studies in Accra

Study in Accra, Ghana

  • Explore a country rich in African cultural and historical sites, including the slave castles, and miles of pristine beaches that contrast with a rain forest home to rare primates.
  • Experience Ghanaian arts, dance, and music through courses and local festivals.
  • See firsthand the world-famous Ashanti Kingdom and its crafts.
  • The USAC Resident Director and staff are present on-site full-time to welcome and support you during your term abroad.


Enroll in either one or both summer sessions. Students in the first summer session can take one or two courses for up to 6 credits. Students in the second section take one 3-credit course. Both Chinese language and area studies options are available. See the course listings here.


Cultural activities and excursions are included in your program. Destinations and activities may vary, but past years have included 
  • Taking an African drumming and dance class
  • Joining a club or society at the University of Ghana
  • Joining the University sports team
  • Joining in the Alliance Francaise Cultural Activities
  • Getting involved at the Center for Democracy and Development
  • Participating in the volleyball and swim teams
  • Volunteering at children’s homes, orphanages, refugee camps, and secondary schools

Housing Accommodation & Meals

Students will reside in the International Hostel in double rooms with other Ghanaian students. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee. The residence halls include communal bathrooms on each floor, kitchen facilities for basic cooking, and a common room with couches, chairs, and some TVs. Wifi is available in housing and on-campus at no charge. There is a lounge in the dorm where, for a small fee, students can use computers and the internet if they don't have their own computer.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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