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Accra, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
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Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Aya Centre Enrollment: 15
Course of Study: FSP
Program Description:

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 represented 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 of 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 Jonathan Crewe

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 conditional, and 24-hour security.

Financial Information

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/01/2015 03/04/2015 TBA TBA