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

Languages: English, Twi


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).

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $25,890

Billed by Northwestern: $19,550

  • Tuition: $13,361
  • Housing & services: $3,150
  • Visa & insurance: $339
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,700

Estimated additional costs: $6,340

  • Meals: $1,800
  • Airfare: $1,550
  • Local transportation: $400
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $2,000
  • Visa extension: $170
  • GeoBlue: $170

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