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University of Ghana, Legon

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Ghana is a small, tropical, English-speaking, West African nation of about twenty million people. Ghanaian people have unrivalled hospitality and are open and welcoming to Europeans and Americans. Ghana is a beautiful, tropical country boasting rain forests, wildfire parks, and pristine beaches. Ghana's rich cultural history and strong artisan heritage inspire the colorful crafts found in many Ghanaian marketplaces. Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a bustling, rapidly growing city of almost two million people and is approx. eight miles from the University of Ghana. Accra has a lively night life, affordable restaurants, and a decidedly "non-touristy" atmosphere that makes it a real resource for the participants of this program.

Founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, the University of Ghana, Legon has been placed on the Top 100 Universities in Africa and is revered for its outstanding professors and distinguished alumni.

City, Country 

Accra, Ghana


Semester, Year 


Fall Term: TBA

Spring 2014 Term: Monday, January 27, 2014 - Friday, June 6, 2014


3.0 GPA

SUNY Cortland Students Only 

Application Deadline

Fall Admission: March 15, 2014

Spring Admission: August 31, 2014

Please complete and submit the SUNY application.

The Course Approval Form (due December/May 1st) is to be submitted by SUNY Cortland students only. Non-Cortland students must speak with their home campus study abroad office for information on the course approval process.

Non-Cortland students must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms along with the SUNY application.

Travel Information

Flight booked by participant

Program Costs

Spring 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Fall 2013 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.

Program Course Information

Participants can earn up to 16 credits per semester.

Participants should meet with a Study Abroad Advisor to discuss course availability as well as with their Academic Advisor to discuss course credit approval.


All participants stay in the International Students' Hostels

Host Website

University of Ghana, Legon

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