CIEE January in Legon

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Spend January in the extraordinary West African city of Legon and earn credits studying culture and reproductive health, learning basic Twi phrases, and exploring palm-lined beaches and exotic wildlife. Coursework is taught in English at CIEE Legon and is complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

  • Explore sites like Aburi and Cape Coast on CIEE excursions.
  • Volunteer at local orphanages, NGOs, schools, and other service organizations.
  • Learn about the culture from faculty from the premier institute of higher learning in Ghana.

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  • Housing 4
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January in Legon

This was a great program! The course is very accessible and involves many field trips to clinics in Accra. The course took up 3 hours of every weekday, leaving plenty of time for adventure, studying, or volunteering in the afternoon and on weekends. The program also provided a useful tour of the city and a fun trip to Kakum National Park and the Cape Coast castle. It was a great way to blend fun and important history. Staying in the International Hostel was not a great accommodation due to the openness to a variety of sketchy people and the lack of hot water/soap/basic accommodation. There was also a need to lock your door at all times as the campus is not the safest. Overall great trip, 3 weeks was enough in this beautiful city.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would advise you to bring plenty of bug spray but also to be prepared to live in conditions very different than you are used to normally.