UW-Eau Claire is part of the ISEP-Direct network that gives our students access to many universities worldwide. The best way to think of an ISEP-Direct experience is to imagine that you are going to study in Ghana just as international students come to study at UW-Eau Claire. If you are independent, flexible, and adventurous, ISEP-Direct programs are a good choice for you.
If you're looking for a country with a stunning natural setting, welcoming people, rich history, and a diverse culture, Ghana is the place for you.
Located in Western Africa, Ghana is bordered by Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Togo. With the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Ghana has a tropical climate that ranges from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The University of Ghana-Legon was founded in 1948. It is the largest of the four universities in Ghana and currently enrolls nearly 7,000 students. The campus is located 8 miles northeast of Accra, the capital of Ghana. University Avenue extends from the main gate to Legon Hill, where Commonwealth Hall, convocation buildings, an open-air theater, the Great Hall and a tower donated by the Government of Ghana to commemorate Ghana's independence may be found.
HOUSING & MEALS
You will live in a double room in an on-campus International Student Hostel and may request a Ghanaian roommate. Each floor has a laundry room, 2 kitchenettes and a TV lounge. The ground floor includes 2 reading rooms, a small cafeteria and convenience store, internet cafe and a laundromat. A free evening shuttle service takes students to other major campus buildings, such as the library and main cafeteria.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - ISEP Ghana
Below you will find more information on program costs:Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
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In addition to classes, you will have the opportunity to volunteer with community organizations. Past students have volunteered in orphanages, a school for autistic children, literacy organizations, hospitals, and more. If you complete the appropriate requirements, you may be able to fulfill part or all of your UW-Eau Claire service-learning requirement.
Having a roommate from the host country was wonderful and involvement in extracurricular activities helped me experience new things. – Erin, Spring 2013
Organized excursions are included with ISEP benefits. Past trips have gone to Cape Coast Castle, once a major slave trading post and now a museum memorializing the horrors of the slave trade, Kakum National Park, where you can take a canopy tour through the tropical rainforest; Kumasi, the center of the Ashanti region, or Lake Volta, the largest man-made reservoir in the world that provides electricity for most of Ghana and some of the surrounding region.
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HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.