CIEE: Legon - Arts + Sciences

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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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OVERALL RATING 4.4
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The program was amazing. I have never experienced a completely different culture before and it truly was an educational experience. Fortunately I was able to develop real relationships with both CIEE students and local Ghanaians. In my opinion it was these relationships, rather than the classes, that really opened my eyes. T... - Rice University View Entire Review
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I loved going to Ghana, it was the right choice for me but may not be for everyone. Going to Ghana made me learn to slow down and even though it was crazy and frustrating at times, it taught me more about myself than I ever expected. - Tulane University View Entire Review
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My study abroad experience was very trying and difficult. The basic human needs, food, water, etc were few and far between. I'm glad I had that experience however maybe not for so long. - Tulane University View Entire Review
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It was one of the best times of my life. I learned so much about Ghanaian culture and how so many different things influence their lives in comparison with mine. I also learned a lot about different education systems and what I feel works better for me. I also learned about my capacity for stepping outside my comfort zone and re... - Providence College 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.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • 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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$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

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Receive a free flight voucher worth up to $1,000 to Latin America or the Caribbean this fall when you complete the Free Flight Voucher Form!

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To increase access to study abroad by more students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), CIEE will cover 100% of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from 10 different MSIs to participate in an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program. To become a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, students must be nominated and receive letters of recommendation.

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$2,000 for semester, $1,000 for internship, $500 for summer

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Sustainability and the Environment, or Tropical Ecology and Conservation summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Travel costs to and from study abroad or internship program. Pell-eligible; first-come, first-served.

$1,000

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Students who enroll in more than one four-week session receive a 20% discount off each additional session.

20% discount

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Deduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms for CIEE alumni or sibling of alumni.

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

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$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $4,000!

Up to $1,000 per student

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

Up to $3,000 per student

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Qualified applicants not chosen for a full fellowship are guaranteed a $1,500 program grant and possible university match, $3,000***

$1,500 per student

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