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Immerse yourself in Ghanaian life by enrolling in courses with local and international students at CIEE’s partner school, University of Ghana – ranked 7th best university in Africa for its focus on humanities, basic and applied sciences, education... read more

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I learned a lot from Ghanaian locals about current events and political/economic issues that Ghana is facing. I also learned the same thing from African francophones. I do think it was worthwhile since I talked to people from all over the world while being in my dorm. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 18, 2019 Spring Semester In Ghana
To spend a semester in a less-conventional destination and gain intercultural experiences there were eye-opening. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 05, 2018 I'm Glad I Came Back Home!
Since I am Ghanaian, I was able to reconnect with my country after being away for almost two decades. Although there times when I felt like a guest in my home, there were plenty of times where I felt at home and grateful to CIEE for having a program site in Ghana. I learned that there is no and never will be a place like home. I... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 23, 2018 Roots
To see that the western perspective on Africa is not correct. Ghana is not what is shown on TV with sick children and poverty, it is beautiful. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I would say that my experience was worthwhile. Even though my experiences in Ghana were uncomfortable, they have allowed me to exist and learn from being a minority. I have never felt in the minority, besides when it comes to my religion, which happens frequently to me. i know that I have no idea what it is like to be someone i... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Ghana!
I learned how to handle myself in a completely foreign place where I knew no one; how to adapt to a new environment; and how to immerse myself in a new culture while reserving any judgments I may have previously made. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The most important thing that you can learn from CIEE Ghana is the culture of Ghana. Come in ready to experience and be part of something completely different than what you are used to. You will be eating different food, talking to people with really different perspectives and experiences, traveling to really different places ... - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Legon - Arts and Sciences
I learned a lot about myself, I learned how to be more relaxed and to just take life one day at a time. I think this was one of the best experiences I have ever had abroad! - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
Past Review Sankofa
I gained a world perspective, it was worthwhile - Tulane University View Entire Review
It grounded all of the studies that I have done, and gave me some ideas about what I want to do in the future, too! I stay in touch with several friends and cannot wait to go back! - Grinnell College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was most definitely worthwhile! Though many aspects of my time abroad were challenging, I gained insight into a more global perspective and learned how to relate to people of diverse cultures. The experiences I had in Ghana have fueled my desire to return to developing African nations in the future a... - University of Rochester View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. I am more culturally aware but I didn't have the best academic experience. More importantly, I learned so much about myself and did start to question my academic interests. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience abroad led to a career in International Studies and a deep passion for Study Abroad. I am now the Study Abroad Coordinator for my home institution and know that my career path was directly influenced by how incredible my experience was in Ghana. - Texas Christian University View Entire Review
September 24, 2019 An Eye Opening Experience
There are so many different people in this world living in different ways. Slow down and take the time to understand each other - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 28, 2018 I Would Live In Ghana
I learned my independence and gained memories that will change my life forever. I've made great friends and even great networking connections. I'd do it all over again if I could. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
August 22, 2018 Amazing
I learned that there are no many differences in culture. I also learned that programs not in the US were very rigorous. It was very worthwhile because I loved my time there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 07, 2017 Amazing Time!
I learned a lot about the power of black women and I was able to really examine parts of myself that I didn't consider exploring. I also gained wonderful life-long friends and this program was worth it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Legon - Arts and Sciences
The ability to take things as they come and be less impatient. Very worthwhile. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned a lot about a culture completely different than my own and learned a lot about myself in the process, especially being able to grow and adapt to new situations. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
I learned about Ghanaian culture and the whole West African way of life. Very worthwhile, because coming East Africa I did not know what to expect. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Go To Ghana!
This trip was 10000% worth while. I loved every bit of it from the new friends, the nights spent dancing, classes, joining sports teams, meeting international students. It was a great experience. I learned to appreciate a different way of life, a slower pace which was very relaxing. - Cornell University View Entire Review
This was the best decision I've made in my life. It turned my world view upside-down, shook my roots in the best way possible, improved my musicianship, broadened my horizon in every sense, and set the course of my future straight. - Tulane University View Entire Review
Past Review Ghana:
Yes, absolutely. It made me so much more self-confident, I got first-hand exposure to the challenges of development and working in the developing world, and my internship exposed me to an issue, electronic waste, that I was not aware of but that I've now pursued back in the US and am writing my senior thesis on. Being in Ghana ... - Clark University View Entire Review
Being in Ghana really made me appreciate life and see what is really important. Children in Ghana have so little, yet they are so happy. The people are welcoming, helpful, and generous. People always take the time to stop and chat on the streets with acquaintances. In the U.S., people can go a whole day without another human int... View Entire Review

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Immerse yourself in Ghanaian life by enrolling in courses with local and international students at CIEE’s partner school, University of Ghana – ranked 7th best university in Africa for its focus on humanities, basic and applied sciences, education, and health sciences. Other subject areas include biology, dance, economics, history, music, political science, public health, sociology, and more. Students can take a full course load at University of Ghana or combine courses with CIEE electives including options for internships.

All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

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Study Abroad
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  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • African Languages, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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