AFS Year and Semester High School Abroad in Ghana

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woman holding green bucket on head in Ghana
woman holding green bucket on head in Ghana
group of students wearing uniforms outside school in Ghana
group of students wearing uniforms outside school in Ghana
Group of school children and high school volunteer with arms raised
Group of school children and high school volunteer with arms raised
Five sponsorship logos American flag seal
Five sponsorship logos American flag seal
5 Women in white shirts and red skirts holding sign that says apply now in Ghana
5 Women in white shirts and red skirts holding sign that says apply now in Ghana

About

Live with a host family and attend a local Ghanaian high school, while getting the unique experience of engaging in a community service project over the course of your year. Become a part of your community through activities like helping in an orphanage, assisting in HIV/AIDS awareness programs, or studying traditional song and dance. During this program, you will get to choose a community service project as an after-school activity. Projects might be studying traditional symbols and artifacts, proverbs, traditional songs and folklore; assisting in orphanages; participating in community projects, gender programs and HIV/AIDS awareness programs. In both urban and rural areas, teen life is highly influenced by traditional culture, but Western culture plays a role in TV, movies and music. Teenagers in Ghana often hang out outside the home, playing sports, board games and cards.

Highlights
  • Enjoy Ghana's laid-back, unrushed approach to life
  • Live with a host family and experience Ghanaian home life
  • Attend high school with Ghanaian students and rewrite your high school experience
  • Visits local markets where vendors sell handicrafts, snacks and groceries
  • Fill your stomach with rich foods like red-red, fufu, and yams

Scholarships

AFS-USA Scholarships
AFS-USA Grants & Scholarships

The opportunity to study abroad should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial means. Annually, we award scholarships to about half of our study abroad students.

Value
$1,000 - $5,000

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Location

Location:
Ghana
Currency:
Ghanaian Cedi
Weather:
Jan-Mar
102 F / 66 F
Apr-Jun
100 F / 72 F
Jul-Sep
88 F / 72 F
Oct-Dec
90 F / 66 F
Airports:
Kotoka International Airport
( ACC )
Kumasi International
( KMS )

Ghana is considered one of the most peaceful places in Africa, due to there longstanding stability in their economy and politics. This country is rich in history, which you can see in their UNESCO world heritage site that displays the effects of the slave trade and gold reserves. If you are looking to relax here, there is 335 miles of coastline that is ready to be explored.

About AFS-USA

AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS...