Accra, Ghana

On-Site Staff for Accra, Ghana

The Accra program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: securing appropriate student housing, helping with registration at the host university, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being. Abigail Thompson, a Ghana native, is the Resident Director for the Accra program and is a ten-year veteran of USAC. She earned a Master’s degree from the University of Twente in The Netherlands and is fluent in Twi, Fanti, Ga, and English. Abigail, assisted by program staff Claudia Tawiah-Amoako, will meet the group flight at the airport and provide the mandatory on-site orientation as well as additional support and resources while you are on the program.

The USAC staff is there to assist you: they have information about academics, field trips, group activities, and cultural and social adjustments for you and be able to assist you with any health, safety, housing issues, or any other concerns you may have. Their office is located centrally on campus.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer II (4 weeks): Contact USAC

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (4 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (8 weeks)



Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing or higher

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

40 students




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