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ISEP Exchange - University of Ghana
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** 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.
|Housing Options:||Residence Halls||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Class Eligibility:||Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
|Faculty Led:||No||Exchange Program:||Yes|
University of Ghana
Program SnapshotOverview of GEP Program:
Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, the ISEP program in Ghana will become a designated Global Engagement Program Site, enabling students to extend their ISEP experience beyond the classroom through ISEP-facilitated community engagement opportunities. These opportunities may include: volunteer work, service learning for academic credit, independent study, community service, internships and/or research projects.
The GEP program in Ghana includes the following additional benefits:
- ISEP-facilitated community engagement opportunities
- On-site Resident Director assistance
- ISEP-organized Twi language course
Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, a supplemental GEP fee of $630 will be charged to all ISEP-Exchange participants studying in Ghana to offset the cost of the added GEP benefits. The GEP benefits will be included as part of the program fee for ISEP-Direct participants.
Legon, GhanaLanguage of instruction: English
Student Enrollment: 26,000
Student Enrollment: 26,000
ISEP Ghana Website
ISEP Facilitated Community Engagement Opportunities
LocationThe campus is located approximately 13 kilometers northeast of Accra, the capital of Ghana. University Avenue extends from the main gate to Legon Hill, where Commonwealth Hall, convocation buildings, an open-air theatre, the Great Hall and a tower donated by the Government of Ghana to commemorate Ghana's independence may be found.
Program TypeISEP-Exchange academic semester
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Chance of PlacementISEP-Exchange chance of placement is generally limited for U.S. students.
Students wishing to be considered for reciprocal exchange placement either during fall or spring must submit their applications by February 1st.
For the most current chances of placement, see the Sites Open for Applications for US Students
Program DatesAcademic year: mid-August to mid-May; Semester 1: mid-August to mid-December; Semester 2: mid-January to mid-May.
ProgramsAgriculture and Consumer Sciences (agriculture, agricultural extension, agricultural research, animal science, crop science, cultural economics & agribusiness, soil science); Arts (English, linguistics, Ghanaian language studies [Twi], modern languages [Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Translation], philosophy and classics, religions, School of Performing Arts [dance studies, theater arts, music]); Engineering (agricultural, biomedical, computer, food process, material science); Health Sciences (adult health, community health, maternal and child health, nursing); Science (animal biology and conservation science, biochemistry, botany, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, nutrition & food science, oceanography and fisheries, physics, psychology, statistics); Social Studies (archaeology and heritage studies, computer science, economics, geography & resource development, history, information studies, mathematics, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, statistics); U Ghana Business School (accounting, banking & finance, public administration and health service management, organization and human resource management, operations management and management information systems, marketing and customer management); African Studies (courses may be taken through the departments listed above).
- Faculty of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences Course Description
- Faculty of Arts Course Description
- Faculty of Engineering Science Course Description
- Faculty of Science Course Description
- Faculty of Social Studies Course Description
- U Ghana Business School Course Description
Courses for Graduate (Masters) LevelAdvanced degrees are open to ISEP students, but students must apply directly to the degree program. The Faculty of Law is only open to graduate students who are already in Law school before coming to Ghana.
Housing and MealsStudents are housed in double rooms in an on-campus international student residence hall (with option of having a Ghanaian roommate.) A cash meal stipend is provided at the beginning of the semester.
Student ActivitiesThere are ample opportunities to participate in team sports such as basketball, swimming, volleyball and soccer. Participation on these teams often includes travel to other West African countries or other cities in Ghana for competition.
ISEP students participate in an extensive orientation program including academic, cultural, health & safety information, visits to local areas of interest and two overnight excursions outside of Accra. ISEP benefits include on-site support from an ISEP Resident Director.
ProfileThe university was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast and operated as an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programs and awarded degrees. The institution was awarded full university status in 1961. The University of Ghana is the largest of the four universities in Ghana and currently enrolls 26,000 students. Originally, the curricular emphasis was on liberal arts, social science, basic science, agriculture and medicine; however, there is currently a national educational reform program to diversify the curriculum and provide more science and technology and post-graduate training.
ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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