• Ghana
Subject Areas
African Studies Arts Conservation and Preservation Culinary Arts Global Studies Sustainable Development
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Faculty Led
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Host Family


Price Details
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What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare SIM cards Visa
Jan 31, 2024
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About Program

Ghana’s vibrant atmosphere and friendly people have made it one of the most popular and accessible destinations in West Africa. During your Global Prep program, you’ll learn about Ghanaian traditions and modern context while exploring the capital city of Accra. You will have the unique experience of staying with a host family in Accra, where you will learn all about the history and culture of the region, as well as how the locals live. By participating in excursions to large cities like Cape Coast and Kumasi, you can gain a deep understanding of the region’s history and politics. Plus, Ghana’s official language is English, which means you can jump right into your three-week cultural adventure from day one! By staying with a local host family, you’ll be immersed in Ghanaian daily life and culture in no time. 

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

AFS-USA is committed to providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities, including mixed heritage, foreign nationalities, and all socio-economic levels.

LGBTQIA+ Support

AFS-USA welcomes members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and actively encourages and supports their participation in all types of AFS opportunities, including studying abroad, volunteering, and hosting exchange students.

Accessibility Support

AFS-USA is committed to practicing and promoting accessibility and inclusion.

Program Highlights

  • Take a tour of the century-old capital city of Accra!
  • Visit Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Castle, and Elmina Castle.
  • Visit the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) in Tema and participate in fascinating activities.
  • Experience the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary in the Volta Region.
  • Choose from multiple offerings to work with organizations seeking to make a positive change in the world!


AFS-USA Scholarships

AFS-USA Grants & Scholarships

We offer $1 million dollars in merit and need-based scholarships thanks to the generosity of numerous donors who have a deep connection with AFS and value intercultural exchange. These scholarships range from $1,000 to full tuition, for both our summer and year/semester study abroad programs.

$1,000 - $5,000

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