Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Legon, Ghana
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CIEE
- Restrictions: BC applicants only
Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of political, economic, or business practices through the lens of a developing nation? What about focusing on how Ghana is using science and technology to solve the environmental, social, and health issues facing the country today? Does learning about the culture, history, agriculture, and people of Sub-Saharan African countries appeal to you? You can do all of this and more on CIEE's Arts and Sciences program at the University of Ghana. The CIEE Legon program offers you rewarding academic and experiential learning opportunities to explore and engage in the classroom and community.
outside of the classroom by living with a Ghanaian family or on-campus housing, volunteering, interning, and observing day-to-day life.
at the University of Ghana - ranked 7th best university in Africa - in humanities, basic and applied sciences, education, and health sciences.
with field trips and excursions around this equatorial region.
Gain important real-world experience and academic credit by pursuing an internship. You will have the opportunity to shadow doctors and nurses during ward rounds at the West Africa AIDS Foundation and International Health Care Center; teach English or math and mentor children at the Future Leaders Underprivileged Care Center; assist with research and advocacy at the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition or work alongside entrepreneurs in various fields of business.
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Volunteering. Get involved with local Ghanaians through service work. Volunteer at a hospital or rural health clinic, government think-tank, NGO, day-care center, school, newspaper, domestic violence support center, or similar organization.
Community service. Join other CIEE students for a group service-project, like painting or scrubbing a special needs center, collecting donations, or building a water filtration system.
Community Engagement. Immerse yourself in the Ghanaian culture while giving back to your host community. You may volunteer at local schools and orphanages. Previously, students have volunteered in day care centers, elementary and junior high schools, teaching computer literacy, coaching soccer, and mentoring disadvantaged youth. CIEE Legon also undertakes community service every semester. Past projects have included painting, weeding, and scrubbing at a special needs center; donation of cloth items and water tanks; and the building of a water filtering system at a village.
Peer support. Have the support of a U-Pal – a CIEE-trained University of Ghana student who will help you get settled and connected in Legon.
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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