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  • Locations: Legon, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Homepage: Click here
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Grinnell applicants only
Grinnell Approval Deadlines/Program Dates:
Grinnell Approval Deadlines/Program Dates:
Term Year Grinnell Approval Deadline Grinnell Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Fall 2019 12/05/2018 02/18/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 12/05/2018 02/18/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Program by Theme: Global Economics & Regional Development, Liberal Education, University Programs in English Subject Areas of Interest: Anthropology, Economics, Global Development Studies, History, Sociology
Language of Study: English, Other Campus Program Advisor: Barry Driscoll
OCS Contact: Jonathan Larson Min. GPA: 2.75
Housing: Dorm, Home Stay
Program Description:
Legon
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Legon, Ghana
Interested in the political and economic challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa and developing nations? Is learning about West African musical and dance forms more your style? You can do all of this and more on CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program in Legon, Ghana. One of Africa’s most stable countries, vibrant Ghana offers a rich cultural heritage and fascinating history of politics and social change to explore. The program offers wonderful opportunities in the classroom and in the community for students to explore critical issues relate to public health, development, and African history and culture.

Study abroad in Legon and you will:logo
  • Get to know life in West Africa by living with a Ghanaian family, volunteering with a local organization, doing an internship, or simply observing day to day life
  • Directly enroll in a wide range of courses, including West African performing arts, Twi language, African studies, social work, politics, economics, and religion
  • Experience firsthand the issues challenging Ghana today by enrolling in the CIEE Development Studies Track
  • Receive extensive and ongoing support from CIEE Staff and CIEE-trained University of Ghana “U-Pal” students, as well as CIEE led travel excursions to different parts of the country
  • Enjoy CIEE-led travel excursions to different parts of the country
     
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 
 





Why study in Ghana?

  • nation often regarded as a model for political and economic reform in Africa
  • development studies focus and wide range of community-based internships
  • university classes with Ghanaian students

Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

Anthropology
Economics
Global Development Studies
History
Sociology
 

Preparatory coursework recommended by Grinnell

Coursework on Africa or development