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Northwestern and Ghana

Northwestern and Ghana


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
University of Ghana
  • Cooperative Agreement > Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Research > Kellogg School of Management


Northwestern students from Ghana vastly enrich our campus and education, and Northwestern students who elect to study in Ghana get a taste of its culture there and can bring it back to campus.

  • 11 students from Ghana at Northwestern:
  • 6 Undergraduate
  • 2 Masters
  • 3 Doctorate
For historical data, visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.

Units and Groups

Program of African Studies

Guiding the study of Africa at Northwestern, the Program of African Studies (PAS) hosts scholars and distinguished visitors from the African continent and around the world. Throughout the year, PAS sponsors events such as talks, discussions, readings, and films.
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Herskovits Library

The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies is a distinguished collection of Africana that has become an integral part of the legacy of Africa and the African diaspora. Serving Northwestern faculty, students, and more than a thousand U.S. and international scholars each year, the Herskovits Library is the largest separate collection of Africana in existence.

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Global Poverty Research Lab

The Global Poverty Research Lab at the Kellogg School of Management engages in research focused on understanding and finding solutions to poverty issues around the world. Projects produce working papers and datasets and use a cluster framework. Currently, clusters are centered around three countries, one of which is Ghana.
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Student Groups

  • African Students Association
  • Afrothunda Dance Troupe
  • Alliance of African Scholars
  • Pan African Students Association
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Program Highlight

Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) in Ghana

Students in Kakum National Park, a popular excursion - Photo by Inaara GangjiGhana_Summer 2019
The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), administered by the Global Learning Office, is a study abroad program that provides undergraduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to partner with communities to confront shared global challenges. GESI provides opportunities in collaborative experiential learning – opportunities that develop global leaders while contributing to the sustainable development of communities in which our students work and learn. Through service-learning, teams of students join the efforts of local organizations to advance community-driven change.


~30Northwestern alumni are based in Ghana.

Alumni looking for ways to get or stay involved with Northwestern University click here.

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Download the Northwestern and Ghana Brief — a compressed version of the information featured on this page.

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This page features data and information from the 2021-2022 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2022. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.