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Ghana: Arts & Sciences

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Legon Boundary, near Accra, Ghana


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


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


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


On-campus dormitory (either a University of Ghana dormitory or a privately administered dormitory on campus shared with CIEE, Ghanaian and international students) or home stay housing with a Ghanaian family

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $23,495

Billed by Northwestern: $17,050

  • Tuition: $12,575
  • Housing: $1,700
  • CIEE insurance: $102
  • Visa: $173
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $6,445

  • Participation confirmation: $300
  • Meals: $1,800
  • Airfare: $1,550
  • Local transportation: $400
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $2,000
  • HTH: $145