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Ghana: Arts & Sciences

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Legon Boundary, near Accra, Ghana

Description: 

This program is especially suited for students interested in studying the area’s political and economic challenges, various musical and dance forms, critical issues of public health, and African history and culture. The program also encourages community involvement through independent study options, excursions, volunteer activities, and for-credit and non-credit internships.

Program Type: Affiliated

Terms: 

  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Requirements: 

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a CIEE application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Twi

Housing: 

Homestay with a Ghanaian family (16 meals/week), or self-catered on-campus dormitory (either a University of Ghana dormitory or a privately administered dormitory on campus shared with CIEE, Ghanaian and international students) or

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $24,572

Billed by Northwestern: $18,410

  • Tuition: $13,474
  • Housing & services: $2,090
  • Visa & insurance: $286
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $6,162

  • Meals: $1,800
  • Airfare: $1,550
  • Local transportation: $400
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $2,000
  • HTH: $162

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