Accra, Ghana

During my stay in Ghana, I had the opportunity to see and do many things that caused me to reflect on my own life and cultural perspective… I was struck by the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the local Ghanaians I encountered. I also had my first experience with the challenges known to a developing country.

Gabrielle McGeein
University of Nevada

Participant in Accra, Ghana


Tours and Field Studies for Accra, Ghana

USAC encourages every student to participate in these tours. They are optional and have an additional fee. You will sign up for the tour on your Course and Tour Registration Form.

Kumasi Tour

This tour explores Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city and home of the Ashanti Kingdom. You will visit the Manhyia Palace Museum, the Cultural Center, and various studios of the brass makers, potters, batik makers, and drum carvers. You will also see demonstrations at three famous Ashanti craft villages—Ahwiaa, the woodcarvers’ village; Ntonso, the home of Adindra; and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village.

Lake Volta EcoTour

This tour takes you to the highest mountain in Ghana, Mt. Afadjeto, where you will hike and swim in the Wli waterfalls and enjoy time at the Tafi Monkey Sanctuary. The second day, you will visit Akosombo Dam and the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Volta, which provides electricity to all of Ghana as well as some neighboring countries. En route back to Accra, you will visit the Shai Resource Center for another nature encounter with baboons and birds and visit the caves of the Shai Hills where the indigenous people of the area hid during the Asante wars.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

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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