Contemporary Challenges Credits

University of Ghana (USAC)

Accra, Ghana

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2021
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2021
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Restrictions

This program is NOT accepting applications for Spring 2021.

Program Type
Service Learning
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Experience Ghanaian arts, dance, and music through local festivals and courses at the University of Ghana, in the heart of West Africa.

The Accra program offers a unique opportunity for students to live and study in the heart of West Africa. It is the perfect destination for those who want to learn about the complex issues facing a developing African nation while enjoying a rich cultural, historical and social experience. You may enroll in a traditional African Studies program or choose from a wide array of courses taught in English at the University of Ghana. As you will be totally integrated at the university, you will live and study on campus alongside native Ghanaians while experiencing the culture, learning about the country, and making friends. 

Labadi Beach, Beach side Market

Program Location

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W.E.B. Du Bois

Ghana

Accra

Accra is Ghana's capital and largest city. This economic, political, and social center is rich with history and culture. You can visit open-air markets, remarkable museums, memorials, stunning beaches, delicious restaurants, dance clubs, diverse religious institutions, important government buildings, and culturally rich village communities. It is a sprawling city with no true “city center.” Instead, it is made up of numerous neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor. It is also home to several museums and private galleries, cinemas, and many diverse markets.

Academics

During the semester Accra program, students can take either USAC-offered courses in African Studies or select from the wide array of courses offered at the University of Ghana. During the summer, students can take USAC courses exploring African culture, literature, and politics. You can find more information on the offered courses here.

Academic Calendar

For more information on term dates, visit the University of Ghana USAC Program Page

Fall Semester

Early August

Early December

Spring Semester

Late January

Late May

Summer I

Late May

Early July

Summer II

Early July

Late July

Housing and Meals

USAC students reside in the International Hostel dormitories in double rooms. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee. A few Ghanaian students are selected to live there with you, which offers a great way for you to get to know locals.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $9,460
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $240
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Immunizations $150
Mandatory Ghana Card $120
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $100
Personal Expenses $800
Total $3,860.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program cost per Semester (Double Room) $8,685
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $240
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Immunizations $150
Mandatory Ghana Card $120
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $200
Personal Expenses $1,600
Total $5,310.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $9,460
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $240
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Immunizations $150
Mandatory Ghana Card $120
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $100
Personal Expenses $800
Total $3,860.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program. Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships. 

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.