Studying abroad broadened my horizons and created opportunities for me.

Courtney Lemmerman
California State University, Chico

Participant in Accra, Ghana

 

Ghana Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: Accra
  • Official Language: English
  • Currency: Ghana cedi (GHS)

Ghana was the first country on the African continent to gain independence after colonization. Having been occupied by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British, Ghana still maintains much of the culture from these countries. Castles dot the landscape and forts and palaces are still in use in many parts of the country. Ghana has many miles of beautiful beaches, a rain forest that is home to rare primate species and a game park in the Northern region.

Studying in Ghana is a rich cultural experience. Don't miss your opportunity to see the boaters!

Studying in Ghana is a rich cultural experience. Don't miss your opportunity to see the boaters!

Modern Ghanaians still treasure their roots, and evidence of this is present in every aspect of society. Clothing is made from bright, colorful batiks, and men still wear toga-like clothing for special occasions. Ghana is a shopper’s paradise. Intricately hand-carved sculptures and batik cloths are abundant and, of course, there’s the gold for which the Gold Coast is famous. The government, stable now after many years of coups, is nurturing a growing economy in hopes of limiting its dependence on international monetary aid.

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  • A Glimpse into USAC Accra, Ghana Orientation: Day 3

    Catch up with Sabrina’s journal entries: Day 1 & Day 2 — Day 3 This was the group’s first breakfast in Ghana. We were taken to this small catering place/restaurant on campus that seemed pretty hidden away, but I was told locals...

  • A Glimpse into USAC Accra, Ghana Orientation: Day 2

    Read the first installment of this blog series: A Glimpse into USAC Accra, Ghana Orientation: Day 1 Excerpts taken from Sabrina’s journal entries during her site visit to our USAC Accra, Ghana program. Sabrina currently works with us at the USAC...

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  • A Glimpse into USAC Accra, Ghana Orientation: Day 4

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  • “Whatever Happens to My Neighbor Can Happen to Me” -A Cultural Experience of Ghana

    The following is an excerpt from Emily Chamberlain’s blog from her time with USAC in Accra, Ghana for Spring 2013.  Throughout my stay I had many Africans apologize to me when I have clumsily tripped over myself or been hurt in some way. I...

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