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  • Locations: Legon, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language(s): English, TWI
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies, Direct Matriculation, Service Learning Non-GU Students May Apply: No
Housing Options: Homestay, Local Roommates, Student Residence Level of Support: Medium (Moderate onsite support)
Application Deadlines: February, October OGE Advisor: Jason Sanderson
Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Service: Non-Credit, Student Organizations
Program Description:

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Arts and Sciences at the University of Ghana (CIEE)

Legon, Ghana



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students are encouraged to have completed a course focusing on Africa prior to participating in the program.
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the CIEE application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program in Legon, Ghana offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of political, economic, or business practices and experiences through the lens of a developing nation. The CIEE Legon program offers students rewarding academic and experiential learning opportunities to explore and engage in the classroom and community, with local program excursions designed to increase your understanding of the region.


CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program in Legon, Ghana, is located 7.5 miles northeast of Ghana’s capital city, Accra. The sprawling University of Ghana campus is ranked as the 7th best university in Africa. Students also enjoy access to a large shopping mall and several grocery stores, as well as restaurants and bars. Beyond campus, the equatorial region includes rainforests, wildlife parks, and pristine beaches to explore.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: early August to late May
  • Fall: early August to early December
  • Spring: late January to late May

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is English.

Fields of study include: African Studies, Archeology, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Government/Political Science, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology 

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework at this university.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 15 credits 

You will receive 15 GU credits and five (5) course equivalents per semester.

You will take an intensive Twi language course (TWIL 1001 ACGH) during the first half of the semester at the CIEE Center, and four University courses, at least one of which should focus on Ghana or West Africa.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: 40%

You are required to live in program housing.

You have two housing options:
  • Homestay: If you live in a homestay you will receive two meals per day. Lunches are not included.
  • University of Ghana residence halls: No meals are included.

Program Budget

Arts and Sciences at the University of Ghana (CIEE) Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA