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. NYU’s academic center in suburban Labone offers courses 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.
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.
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.
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
Population of Accra: 1.9 million
Official Language: English