- Experience the vibrant flora and fauna of West Africa, a biodiverse region full of golden beaches, mountains, savannas, and tropical rainforests. Or vibe to the rhythm of Afrobeat music that abounds in Accra - walking down the street, it is common to hear a Djembe drum or see a reggae dance routine.
- Students at the University of Ghana thrive in subjects like African studies, business, geography and resource development, agriculture, social sciences and public health.
- You will be in great hands with Theresa Kwakye, the on-site ISEP Resident Director that will support you throughout the program. Having lived in Ghana for over 35 years, she’s a regional expert and passionate about helping students find opportunities to connect with local causes.
- Imagine spending your free time volunteering with primates at a local NGO or teaching soccer to local children in under-resourced communities. Use your skillsets to give back to the local community through the volunteering component of this program. It makes a fantastic addition to your resume as well!
Considered to be some of the friendliest people on earth, you will be welcomed with open arms by the people of Accra. Locals occasionally invite international students to special experiences like weddings and other cultural events, which gives a glimpse into the beauty of Ghanaian culture. You can also extend your experience beyond the classroom through ISEP-facilitated community engagement opportunities. If you are interested in learning about complex issues facing developing nations while enjoying a rich cultural, historical and social experience, this program is for you!
This program enables students to volunteer at one of over a dozen sites to serve and learn in the local communities. At these organizations you are often encouraged to contribute your own project ideas that suit your skills. This is a great opportunity to enhance and develop your skillset while simultaneously giving back to the local community.
Theresa Scott Kwakye is a native of Washington, D.C., and has spent the last 35 years living and working in Ghana. Theresa was employed in various roles before coming to the University of Ghana in 1991 and beginning her work in international education. After receiving a master’s degree in African studies from the University of Ghana, she became the Resident Director for ISEP Study Abroad in Legon. She is passionate about the benefits of international education as she has seen its effects on the many students who have passed through the Ghana programs over the years.
What We Love About Accra
The amount of support and excursions available on this program are unmatched! You will have the opportunity to be truly immersed in the culture of Ghana while also receiving a high-quality educational experience.
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You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website