Effective Fall 2014, UW-Eau Claire students will be able to study at the University of Ghana, Legon via the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). The USAC Ghana program combines study at the the USAC Center with study at the University of Ghana. At the USAC Center, you will taking at least one specially designed course from USAC professors with other USAC students. The rest of your classes will be at the University of Ghana with other Ghanaian and international students.
Ghana is a welcoming and diverse country that provides an excellent environment to learn about the history, politics, development, and natural resources of West Africa.
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 International Student Hostel. A few Ghanaian students will live there with you, which offers a great way for you to meet local students. Each floor has communal bathrooms, kitchen area, and a TV lounge. The ground floor includes a small cafeteria and convenience store, internet cafe and a laundromat. The is Wifi at the hostel for those with their own computers or an internet cafe for those without.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics- Ghana (USAC)
Below you will find more information on program costs: USAC_Ghana Fall 2014.pdf
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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 USAC benefits. Past trips have included 1) a guided tour of Accra, 2) a trip 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, and 3) a beach and shoreline excursion near the fishing town of Ada. .
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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.