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 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 http://www.isep.org/students/Directory/member_site.asp?CSID=78&ID=193.
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: http://www.isep.org/students/Directory/member_site.asp?CSID=78&ID=193. 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.
For more information about how specific University of Ghana-Legon courses have transferred back to UW-Eau Claire, go to: http://www.uwec.edu/oakdev/rar850/C9173.htm. Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. 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.
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.
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