The program is based in Ghana's capital, Accra, a cosmopolitan city of nearly three million people. Accra is the political and economic heart of Ghana, and home to cutting-edge, forward-thinking visual and performing arts circles. Ghana is a country still very much influenced by its colonial history, as evidenced by the country's current institutions.
Fall: late August/early September to mid-December
Spring: mid January to mid May
Minimum 3.0 GPA*; good academic standing. A prerequisite for the program is either an AFS or AAS course with significant African content.
*Students with a GPA below 3.0 are encouraged to apply to this program. Please meet with an Emory College Study Abroad Advisor for more information. The petition waiver process is described in the GPA Waiver Process
Students are enrolled in 16 credits. Classes will transfer back with credits and grades.
Credit and Grade Translation - SIT Ghana
Africa in a Globalizing World: Technology and Social Realities in Ghana
Contemporary Africa Re-Represented: Perspectives from Ghana
Intensive Language Study Twi (Asante)
Research Methods and Ethics
Independent Study Project OR Internship
The home stay be with local families in Accra. Other accommodations include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.
A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet (Spring
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: the Gilman Scholarship, the NSEP Boren Scholarship, Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), and others. For more information, please see Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service.
For more information on Emory University's Structured Independent Language Study Program (SILS) please click here: SILS.
Kate Dawson, Emory College Study Abroad Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org