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Palm trees, sunshades and chairs line the beach in Elmina, Ghana.

Program at a Glance

University of Ghana, Legon

Country Ghana
City Accra
Class Level Jr, Sr, So
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Fall sem, Spring sem, Year
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Explore West Africa in Ghana's capital city of Accra, which bursts with art and food culture. The University of Ghana's commitment to national growth make it an ideal academic fit for public health, development, and the arts. Courses also include meaningful community interactions, internships, and cultural excursions. Experience castles, take cooking lessons, and learn Asante traditions and Twi or Swahili. Ghanian roommates can help you navigate Accra's medley of beaches, incredible food, and lively markets. Beyond the city limits, visit a wildlife sanctuary and discover mountain peaks and waterfalls on hiking trips.

Where you'll study

The University of Ghana consistently ranks in the top 10 universities of Africa. Its variety of colleges can accommodate students from just about any UC major. On campus, you may find research projects and collaborations tackling some of the most pressing global problems of our time: malaria, climate change, food production, development, and poverty. Among its research centers, you can find medical research, tropical pharmacology, population studies, environmental studies, and economics. Located just 10 miles from Ghana’s capital Accra, the university is UCEAP’s most long-standing partnership in Africa. The campus features tree-lined gardens and distinctive buildings like the open-air theater built into the slope of Legon Hill.