The University of Ghana is 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.
What is unique about this program?
This program welcomes students from all academic disciplines who want to continue their studies while learning about Ghana, its people, and the predominant language, Twi. Popular areas of study include political science, public health, biochemistry, economics, history, dance, and music. 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.
What is unique about Legon and Accra?
The University of Ghana, often referred to as "Legon", is located in Legon, a quiet suburban town, just northeast of the city center in the Accra Metropolis District. In Legon, students enjoy access to a large shopping mall and several grocery stores, as well as restaurants and bars. Beyond campus, the equatorial region includes rainforests, wildlife parks, and pristine beaches to explore.
How do I learn about CIEE?
- Browse their College Study Abroad Blog page to learn more about CIEE and study abroad from first-hand experiences
- Review their Covid-19 Guidelines to learn how CIEE is re-imagining study abroad in a post-COVID world
- Share their Parents page with your family, who may have their own questions about your semester abroad experience
Things to Consider Before Applying
- Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
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How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
- For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.