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  • Locations: Legon, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English and local language, Twi
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Research Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 18
Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Accounting, African/African American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Computing Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, Geography, History, Human Service Studies, International Studies, International Studies: Africa, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Policy Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre Arts, Twi, Women's/Gender Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Shanna Van Beek
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingEligibilityApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

About the Location

Located in West Africa and bordered by Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, and the Atlantic Ocean, Ghana boasts a population of more than 24 million and is one of the most stable democracies in the region. Accra is the capital and largest city. The Greater Accra Region has a population of more than 4.3 million and is the major center of commerce and industry within Ghana. The University of Ghana is located in Legon, less than ten miles outside Accra.  Students can easily get to Accra by taxi or tro-tro (mini bus).


Academics

The University of Ghana has a wide range of traditional offerings similar to undergraduate programs at U.S. colleges and universities. The CIEE Arts and Sciences program provides an opportunity for students from most academic disciplines to live and study in Ghana, learning firsthand about the country and its people, while continuing to pursue their own academic goals. This is achieved through integrated study with Ghanaian students and immersion into the cultural and social life of the university and the surrounding community.

The University of Ghana is the largest university in Ghana and enrolls more than 30,000 students. The university welcomes more than 1,000 international students each year. Most courses are lecture-based with grades based on a final examination. Class sizes vary from as few as five students in a science course to several hundred students in some humanities lectures. Students on this program will be required to take a Twi language course and at least one course focusing on Ghana or West Africa. Most courses on this program are direct-enrollment classes at the University of Ghana. Students may select courses from all faculties at the University of Ghana. The faculties are: business, agriculture, arts, science, and social studies.
  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA. 
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
  • To see course listings for this semester program, click here.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General ProgramDates

Fall semester – early August to mid-December
Spring semester – mid-January to late May


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

CIEE offers scholarships to students studying abroad on CIEE programs. Information is available on the CIEE website.


Housing

On-Campus Dormitory—This option allows students to live in a University of Ghana residence hall on campus with CIEE, Ghanaian, and other international students. Students share double rooms and basic kitchen facilities. Meals are not included in the dormitory option. Students can prepare their own meals with the limited cooking facilities in the dormitory or eat at establishments on or off campus. Students living on campus can expect fewer amenities and more basic accommodations but do benefit from close interaction with Ghanaian and other African peers. The dormitory is a short walk from the CIEE Study Center.

Homestay with Ghanaian Family—This option provides an excellent opportunity for immersion into the local culture and is strongly recommended for students who wish to take full advantage of their experience in Ghana. Breakfast and dinner are provided during the week; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on weekends. Lunches during the week are the responsibility of the student. Since homestay families are located throughout greater Accra (beyond Legon), in most cases students are required to utilize public transportation to and from the University, a 20- to 30-minute commute.


Additional Eligibility Notes

While this program does not have any course prerequisites, college-level coursework in African studies is recommended.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the deadline and events calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by CIEE.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester and summer programs pre-departure orientation schedule.


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
**
Rolling Admission 01/25/2019 05/27/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 08/08/2019 12/14/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/23/2020 05/25/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.