CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Legon, Ghana
Whether it’s the economic challenges that face developing nations or the unique music and dance that intrigue you about West Africa, you’ll get illuminating perspective here. Anchored in stability, vibrant Ghana has a rich cultural heritage and fascinating history of politics and social change to explore. As you learn the language and connect with students and other locals, you’ll open a unique window into life on the other side of the world.
Study abroad in Legon and you will:
- Learn about West Africa out of the classroom, by living with a Ghanaian family, volunteering, interning, and observing day-to- day life.
- Take classes with African peers and learn about West African performing arts, Twi language, African studies, social work, politics, economics, and religion.
- Explore beyond Legon with field trips and excursions around this equatorial region.
This program welcomes students from all academic disciplines to continue they studies while they also learn about Ghana, its people, and the predominant language, Twi. Popular areas of study include political science, public health, history, dance, and music.
Students join University of Ghana, the oldest and largest university in the country. UG welcomes more than 39,000 students and 1,000 faculty members. Programs include agriculture (featuring three research stations), consumer sciences, arts, law, medicine, science, social sciences, business, nursing, public health, African studies, international relations, journalism and communication, population studies, statistical research, social research, and economic research. Courses are taught by faculty members from the University of Ghana.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
Co-Sponsored Program Policy & Deadlines
This program is co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas. Prior to submitting any application to this program you must meet with a Study Abroad Advisor to obtain approval for participation. This will ensure that you remain a St. Thomas student, your financial aid will apply to the program fee, and your credits will transfer back. University of St. Thomas deadlines are:
October 1 for spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
To begin the application process for a University of St. Thomas Co-sponsored program, you must attend a First Step Session, complete the Advising Questionnaire and meet with a Study Abroad Advisor. They will work with you to find an appropriate program, provide information about the application process and grant you access to the online application. Select the Apply Now button at the top of this page to begin this process.
Criteria for participation:
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Some programs will require a higher average.
Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in an International Education program while on academic or conduct probation. Disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval in off-campus programs.
Students must be at least in sophomore status to apply for a semester or year-long study abroad program. Some programs may require a higher class standing for participation. Transfer students applying to study abroad must complete at least one semester at St. Thomas before going abroad.
Click here for all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas.
In most cases all grants, loans and scholarships will apply to UST-sponsored and co-sponsored fall, spring or year-long programs. You must make an an appointment with a financial aid counselor to verify and confirm all financial aid awards.
Additional aid in the form of scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some co-sponsoring organizations. Refer to our Scholarships webpage for details.
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