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Ghana is one of Africa’s rising, more diverse economies. The first independent African state, Ghana serves as a model for peace and democracy on the continent. While rural villages function within centuries-old cultural traditions and limited resources, upscale neighborhoods in Accra show the impact of globalization in West Africa. These characteristics make Ghana ideal to study global and development studies, public health and social services, and environmental sustainability.

Fishing boats lined up in the harbor of Cape Coast in Ghana

Independent fieldwork and research

Interested in research opportunities?

Explore your own research topic and conduct field work and independent research with the guidance of a local professor in Africa.

UC students love the built-in cultural activities and excursions on this program.

It begins with a course on Ghanaian society and culture to enrich your knowledge of this special African nation.  

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