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Just three degrees north of the equator, Legon draws students and locals alike to its rainforests, wildlife parks, pristine beaches, and vibrant restaurants. The university campus comprises a good portion of this quiet suburb, but Ghana’s vibrant capital, Accra, is less than 10 miles away.
- CIEE courses are taught at the University of Ghana Legon, located 10 miles northward of the city of Accra.
- Trips to Cape Coast and Elmina to see slave castles and the starting point of the transatlantic journey
- Tours of local highlights like Aburi Botanical Gardens, Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, Boti Falls, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Lake Volta, Tafi-Atome monkey sanctuary, the W.E.B. Dubois Center, and the Shai Hills Game Reserve.
- Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.
Study history and culture while learning basic Twi and getting a unique window into life on the other side of the world.
This program welcomes students from all academic disciplines to continue their studies while they learn about Ghana, its people, and the predominant language, Twi. Popular areas of study include political science, public health, history, dance, and music.
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.
CIEE Scholarships and Grants
CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.