North Central College - Naperville, IL

Ghana

University of Ghana in Legon Ghana, West Africa

Fall Term

 

University of Ghana

 

Program Overview

Located in the West African country of Ghana, the university is just eight miles northeast of Accra, the capital. It has seven faculties and a student population of about 30,000. Program participants enroll in regular courses as full-time students, allowing for the greatest level of cultural immersion. Students choose courses in such fields as literature, business, political science, philosophy, history and local language, arts and culture -- all taught in English.

Note:  this is the only NCC study abroad program where airfare is included in the program fee. The group flight usually departs from St. Louis, and students are responsible for their own travel to this city. In addition, participants must attend a Saturday orientation in Missouri during spring term.

Program Information for Semester in Ghana

University of Ghana website

 

Eligibility

Junior; GPA 3.0 preferred, with substantial course work in major. Students may not study on this program if they are a senior or if the term they are abroad will be their last term at NCC.

 

Academic Credit

Students earn 12-15 credits depending on courses selected. All grades earned abroad affect your North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.

Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad; by getting all courses pre-approved, this ensures that these courses will count towards their degrees.

 

Housing and Meals

Students live in double rooms in the International Student Hostel (residence hall). Roommates may be either international, Ghanian, or other American students. The is also security in the residence hall.

Meals:  meals are purchased in the campus cafeteria or prepared by each student in a shared apartment kitchen.

 

Estimated Costs

Students in Direct Enrollment programs (i.e. University of Ghana) pay North Central College tuition plus a $3,500 program fee. This fee includes placement, orientation and guidance fees, several excursions, international health/accident insurance, airport pickup, as well as standard self-catered housing. The College selects accommodations; if students choose to upgrade, they are responsible for paying any difference in cost. Unless otherwise noted, the fee does not include travel to and from airport, meals, visa fees, departure tax, books, national insurance, personal travel or spending money. North Central College financial aid does apply.

Note:  this is the only NCC study abroad program where airfare is included in the program fee. The group flight usually departs from St. Louis, and students are responsible for their own travel to this city. In addition, participants must attend a Saturday orientation in Missouri during spring term.

 

 

 

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