The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum

Study Abroad in Ghana

Students live and study in the historic city of Accra where coursework, home stays, and internships immerse them in the awe-inspiring culture of Ghana.

Program Highlights

The program focuses on the complex intersections of the past and present modern Ghana, and the African diaspora. Throughout the semester, students will discover the historic and contemporary ties connecting western Africa to the U.S. diaspora, examining topics ranging from the west African slave trade to the Pan-African movement and beyond. 

This program is in collaboration with Rhodes College and Sewanee: The University of the South.

The study in Ghana program runs late-July through mid-November.

Courses And Cost

  • African Youth, International Soccer, and Conflicting Goals: Ghanaians' Experiences on the World Stage, Dr. Abou-Bakar Mamah
  • Globalization and the Challenges of Development in Ghana, Dr. Akosua Darkwah
  • Ghana and West Africa's Pasts in the Black Atlantic, Dr. Kofi Baku
  • Ghanaian Popular Music, Dr. Eric Sunu Doe
  • Ghana Service Learning Experience, Dr. Elsie Gaisie-Ahiabu

Estimated cost: the same as studying in Danville, plus a $375 deposit (surcharge/emergency fund/carbon offset), and a $25 travel medicine fee for a total of $400. Flights to the abroad site are also the responsibility of the student.