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Ghana ISEP Direct Academics

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing and have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have sophomore standing when the program begins. 

The University of Ghana-Legon is a comprehensive university; you can choose from classes in the Schools of Arts; Science; Social Studies; Administration and African Studies. According to ISEP, the most appropriate fields are African studies, geography and resource development, agriculture, and social sciences. ISEP students are offered a Twi language course two hours/week during the first semester in Ghana. All participants are expected to enroll in this course. You can find course descriptions at

When reviewing course information, please keep the following in mind: 

1. Students should note that odd-numbered courses are offered in the fall semester and even-numbered courses are offered in the spring semester. Courses ending with 00 are offered during both semesters.

2. When selecting courses, students must be mindful of the restrictions in choosing courses. These restrictions are outlined in a document titled " How to Choose Courses at the University of Ghana" available on the ISEP Web site: To view this document, please click the "Academics" tab and scroll to the bottom on the page.

3. Students should be prepared to be somewhat flexible with regard to course selection since course offerings have been know to change with little prior notice.

Many courses you can take at University of Ghana have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit.  To find courses that have been evaluated for Winchester you will go to the Transfer Wizard site: 

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

  1. Choose "Ghana" in from the “Country” pull down menu, then hit “Search”
  2. Select “Univ of Ghana” by clicking the link.
  3. There are a few different ways to search for course equivalencies:
  • Search the first 300:  To see the first 300, simply hit the “Search” button without inputting a subject. The first 300 courses, in alphabetical order by the U of Ghana “School Subject” will appear.  However, if more than 300 courses have been evaluated, you will not be able to see all course by searching this way. 

  • Search by U of Ghana “School Subject”:  For example, if you only want to see courses designated as English by U of Ghana, input “ENGL” in the search function, which is the English subject code at U of Ghana.  To find the U of Ghana subject codes, you will need to open the  Word document for each "Faculty" found on the ISEP Ghana site:

  • Search by course: If you want to see if a particular U of Ghana course has an established UWEC equivalency, you can enter the U of Ghana subject code and course number (e.g. ENGL 344) in the “Search”.  Some courses may not have an established equivalency.  An official equivalency can be established for the course after you are accepted to the program.

This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

You can study in Ghana for either semester or the full academic year. Fall semester runs from late August to December; spring from mid-January to May. You will receive exact dates from ISEP a few months prior to departure.


updated 9/13/2013 ccm

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