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Accra, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 02/01/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Aya Centre Enrollment: 15
Type of Program:
Program Description:

Program Overview

Ghana CampusThis is a Biennial Program that is planned to start Fall Term 2017

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
2016 Fall: This is a biennial program and not offered this fall term
2017 Fall:  Professor Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

Preference will be given to students who have taken at least one African Studies course.

Student Life

(2016) Students 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. The rooms are spacious and feature double or triple occupancy and attached bathrooms. Rooms are equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, and a wardrobe or closet/clothing storage space. Bed sheets and pillows are provided. You will need to bring one or more towels. Household supplies are readily available in Accra should you forget to bring something or need to purchase an additional item (a towel, for instance). The Aya Centre kitchen is equipped with basic cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs, and furnished sitting area.
Ghana Dancers Students are responsible for doing their own laundry.  There are no laundry facilities at the Aya Centre; rather, visiting students typically do their laundry by hand.  During orientation, students will be shown how to wash their clothes by hand.  There are also laundry services available near the Aya Centre where students can have their laundry done for a fee.

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, service fees, 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. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. 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.