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AHA/GEO - Accra, Ghana
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
For more detailed information, or to start an application for this program online, visit: www.ahastudyabroad.org
Live and study in this bustling capital city stretched along the Atlantic coast of Ghana. Visit museums, nature reserves, and national parks. Experience the welcoming hospitality of the Ghanaian people as you explore the Makola Market, ride a trotro through the city, or watch artisans create traditional kente and andrinka cloth. Discover the wide variety of cultural events, festivals, and performances this city of more than 4 million people has to offer. Visit the National Cultural Centre and experience traditional handicrafts; explore the final resting place of Ghana's first President at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum; and relax on the shores of Labadi Beach. Immerse your senses in your new Ghanaian home.
The capital city of Accra is Ghana's largest city and its administrative, communications and economic center. Cultural opportunities are available in the city's museums, nature reserves, national parks, markets and festivals.
Semester: Development Studies and Service Learning
This program is designed for students who desire to be immersed in Ghanaian culture, language and history. For students looking to study abroad in Africa, or "off the beaten path", this program is also ideal. Study sociology, history, political science, economics and cultural studies in a highly interdisciplinary program. You will receive an incredible amount of support in this small program run by highly professional staff and faculty. The courses have been created to offer the students a multi-disciplinary approach to the history and culture of Ghana. Combined with the outstanding excursions, you will leave Ghana with a deep understanding, appreciation, and connection to the country and her people. For students interested in participating in a service-learning program, the Aya Centre arranges the related internship experience. Ghana is an ideal location for this model of academic training because of its immense socio-economic challenges in a variety of areas--including health, education, environment, gender, youth, and many others.
Complete Course Listing
Excursions very by session and year, this is just a typical session example:
Central Region Overnight Trip
Ashanti Region Overnight Trip
Volta Region Overnight Trip
Other Activities offered in Accra
Accra Two-Day Tour
Cultural events and activities offered in Accra
In addition to program-sponsored activities, there are many local cultural events and activities that students can take advantage of. Your site director and staff will provide information about these events when you arrive on site.
Typical examples include:
2014-2015 AHA Program Fees
- Home-stay and most meals
- Books and course materials
- Local transportation pass
- Medical insurance
- International Student Identity Card
- On-site orientation
- Expert support pre-departure and on-site
What's not included:
- Personal expenses
- Cell phones
- Local Transportation
- BSU technology fee
- BSU Study Abroad Fee ($350)
- Passport / Immigration paperwork