International Partnership for Service Learning - University of Ghana
This program is temporarily discontinued.
The University of Ghana is located in Accra, Ghana. It was founded in 1948. Accra is the largest city in Ghana, and also serves as its capitol. It is located on the coast (as it was originally built to be a port) and has access to beautiful ocean.
Program of Study
This is a Service-Learning Program with an internship component; students must also take Ghana: Its People and Culture. Students then are able to choose electives to study. There are over 1,000 international students and almost 30,000 students total in degree-seeking programs.
Students live with a host family, one student per home. All homes are within walking distance of the University.
There is a $75 application fee. Room and board together are $3,900, for breakfast and dinner for 7 days a week. Students should bring around $1,450 of spending money (this includes lunches missing from the room and board cost).
Successful applicants must have a 2.0 GPA to participate.
Ghana is considered a relatively safe, stable, democratic nation. When considering this program, students should be aware that crimes of property (such as pick-pocketing and theft) are much more likely than any violent crime, and are advised to use caution with their belongings.
Amy J. Johnson Scholarship
The Amy J. Johnson Scholarship was established by her family in memory of Dr. Johnson, an associate professor of History who died as a consequence of an automobile accident. One scholarship worth $1,000 is awarded annually to a female Berry College student to defray expenses arising from studying for a semester or longer in Egypt or another Middle Eastern, African or so-called "developing" country. Competition is in spring for the following fall or spring. Contact IP for more information.