GHANA: UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
3.0 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
||Social and Behavioral Science
||Women's and Gender Studies
to view the online course catalog.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
Students pay the same tuition for Ghana: University of Ghana as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Ghanaian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November.
Academic Year: July to June
University of Ghana – Legon
is located near Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The University of Ghana - Legon is Ghana's premier institution of higher learning, with almost 40,000 students attending each year. The University of Ghana is similar to the British university model in that undergraduate students enroll in a program of study that is relatively fixed and highly focused within the particular subject. This program is administered by full-time local CSU staff.
Ghana: University of Ghana provides students with the opportunity to develop a fuller understanding of the country and its people through integration in the academic and cultural life. All students are required to take Society and Culture of Ghana in the fall semester, Twi language classes during both semesters, and a Service Learning course in the spring semester. The Service learning course allows students to gain hands on experience working in the community. The focus of the Service Learning course is determined by the student, but past service learning experiences have involved working in local schools, law offices, museums and research institutions. In addition, students enroll in courses within the regular departments of the university
to complete their course load.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin
for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Legon, a suburb of the Ghanaian city Accra, is situated about 7.5 miles north-east of the city center in the Accra Metropolis District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north into Ghana's interior. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.
In Accra, students will be housed in one of the hostels for international students on the University of Ghana campus. Students at the University of Ghana are required to live in on-campus residence halls. Off-campus housing is not permitted. Students will share rooms with either IP students, local Ghanaian students or other international students.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LIFE IN GHANA:
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
Applicants must complete and submit two
applications for this program: the CSUF online application
and the CSU IP online application
According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Ghana
, CSU IP in Ghana is affiliated with the University of Ghana in Legon. The University of Ghana is similar to the British university model in that undergraduate students enroll in a program of study that is relatively fixed and highly focused within the particular subject. All students, regardless of the curriculum they are following, are required to take:
- the equivalent of 15 CSU units each semester,
- Ghanian Society and Culture (taken in the Fall semester),
- Asante Twi language course each semester, and
- Service Learning in Semester 2