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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.50 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Coordinator: Jenna Krosch Additional Learning Opportunities: Internship, Volunteer/Service Learning
Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:

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Program Summary & Location

NEW SUMMER OPTION starting in SUMMER 2019! While we have been sending students for a full semester, we are happy to announce now there is a summer option!

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has partnered with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to offer students the opportunity to study in Accra, Ghana. The USAC Ghana program combines study at the the USAC Center with study at the University of Ghana. At the USAC Center, you will taking at least one specially designed course from USAC professorsghana photo with other USAC students. The rest of your classes will be at the University of Ghana with other Ghanaian and international students. The University of Ghana-Legon was founded in 1948. It is the largest of the four universities in Ghana and currently enrolls nearly 7,000 students. Ghana is a diverse country that provides an excellent environment to learn about the history, politics, development, and natural resources of West Africa. To learn more, visit the USAC site.

Located in Western Africa, Ghana is bordered by Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Togo. With the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Ghana has a tropical climate that ranges from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The campus is located 8 miles northeast of Accra, the capital of Ghana. 


To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Ghana: Accra (USAC)

Student Life

USAC provides an onsite resident director and staff to assist all students in the transition to studying in Ghana. To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - Ghana: Accra (USAC)

While on this program, students will have some field trips built into the program cost and some optional field trips/study tours for a very affordable rate. To see what field trips/study tours   might be offered, visit USAC's site

Housing & Meals

You will live in a double room in an International Student Hostel. A few Ghanaian students will live there with you, which offers a great way for you to meet local sghana phototudents. Each floor hascommunal bathrooms, kitchen area, and a TV lounge. The ground floor includes a small cafeteria and convenience store, internet cafe and a laundromat. There is Wifi at the hostel for those with their own computers or an internet cafe for those without. 


By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate. 
 Spring 2019  Summer 2019  Fall 2019

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411. 

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Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.