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Accra, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
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Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall
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Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Aya Centre Enrollment: 15
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Program Overview

Ghana CampusThis is a Biennial Program that is planned to start Fall Term 2015

Accra is Ghana's capital and largest city, with an estimated population of 4 million.  Accra stretches along the Atlantic Ocean and is home to Ghana's central financial district, glittering beaches, historic monuments, museums, traditional markets and lively nightlife.  Ghana's importance in the African Diaspora is immense.  People from this region represent a significant percentage of those forcibly brought to the "New World."  This resulted in a connected mélange of cultures linking this part of West Africa to African-descended communities in the U.S. and other parts of the Americas.  In addition, Ghana is an important site for homage and return in the African Diaspora because of its unique historical position as the first sub-Saharan African nation to receive independence and because of the Pan-African advocacy of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president.

Students will study at the University of Ghana, Legon, the oldest and largest of Ghana's universities.  It reigns as the flagship campus in the University of Ghana system.  Legon has an enrollment of nearly 40,000 students, a faculty of over 900, and an international student population of over 2,000.


GhanaFaculty Director
2015 Fall: Professor Ayo Coly

Preference will be given to students who have taken AAAS11: Introduction of African Studies.

Student Life

Ghana DancersStudents will be housed at the AYA Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development in Legon.  The AYA Centre is equipped with wireless internet service, a large kitchen facility, study areas, air conditioning, and 24-hour security.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. A budget sheet for this program will soon be available via this web page. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/31/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.