NYU’s academic center in Accra, capital of Ghana, is located in suburban Labone.  Courses are offered in the arts, literature, communication, journalism, media, anthropology, history, politics, global public health, and sociology taught by local professors and visiting faculty from New York. Students at NYU Accra have the unique opportunity to enhance coursework relevant to their majors with enrollment at the University of Ghana-Legon, where they may take up to two courses while studying alongside West Africa’s top students. 

Many NYU Accra students intern and take part in community service with NGO’s, local businesses, and philanthropic groups, helping them to understand social entrepreneurship in a fast-developing city. Numerous co-curricular travel opportunities introduce students to the diversity and complexity of West African culture. Whether learning Twi, the city’s local dialect, or embracing local West African culture, students at NYU Accra are rewarded with an unparalleled intellectual and cultural experience.

Partnerships & Affiliations

The following NYU departments are key contributors to the NYU Accra curriculum. Partnerships indicate departments with a significant curricular stake. Affiliations indicate the offering or development of at least one course.


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Social and Cultural Analysis
    (Metropolitan Studies and Africana Studies)
    Comparative Literature

School of Global Public Health
    Education Studies
    Teaching and Learning


Faculty of Arts & Science
    College Core Curriculum
    Creative Writing

Social Work

    Art and Art Professions
    Food Studies
    Occupational Therapy


Tisch School of the Arts

Academic Opportunities

Take courses in Africana studies, global public health, journalism, history, and more. NYU Accra students also have the incredible opportunity to enroll at NYU's affiliated institution, the University of Ghana-Legon.
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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Fall/Spring/Summer/Full Year

Credits: 12 to 18 credits

Affiliated Institutions: University of Ghana-Legon

Student Body: Approx 15-25 Students 

Course Language: English

Language Taught: Twi

Housing: One residential Complex

Meals: Meal plan included in housing cost 

Faculty and Staff: Six full time administrators, live in resident assistants, 24 hour residence complex security

Currency: Cedi

Population of Accra: 1.9 million

Official Language: English  

NYU Accra Anniversary E-Book

Take an in depth look at the history and present of NYU Accra with this e-book celebrating the program's ten year anniversary.
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