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 African to the U.S. diaspora, examining topics ranging from the west African slave trade to the Pan-African movement and beyond. As part of our collaboration with Sewanee and Rhodes our program in Ghana begins in Memphis, TN (Rhodes College) at the end of July and then moves on to Ghana for 12 weeks, ending in mid-November.

Courses And Cost

The Fall 2023 program will be directed by Sewanee: The University of the South Professor, Amy Patterson.

  • Globalization and the Challenges of Development in Ghana
  • Ghanaian Popular Music
  •  Ghana and West Africa’s Pasts in the Black Atlantic*
  • Perspectives on Culture and Communication in Ghanaian Context*
  • Academic Internship and weekly seminar

*These two courses are mandatory for all participants. Students will select an additional two courses, or an additional course plus academic internship, for a total of 12 credits.

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.