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Legon, Ghana

Please note: Application through Hollins is open to Hollins University students only.

Through a cooperative agreement, Hollins students can enroll for one term at the University of Ghana in Legon. Legon is a suburb of the capital city of Accra, a bustling city of more than a million people. The University of Ghana was established in 1948 as an affiliate college of the University of London. It has an excellent reputation and attracts many international students, especially from the United States.

Students on this program enroll directly in University courses, choosing from among hundreds of course offerings in fields including anthropology, history, geography and resource development, political science, economics, sociology, dance, music, and theatre. Many of the courses focus on West African culture, society, and the arts. Most instruction is in small classes, seminars, and tutorials taught by members of the University of Ghana faculty. The on-site program director organizes field trips and social events for students on the program.

Participants in this program live with Ghanaian students in the university's new international students' hostel.

The program is offered fall and spring to qualified juniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.