FALL 2014 UPDATE - Due to concerns related to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, coursework has been suspended at NYU Accra for the Fall, 2014 semester. Though we believe the immediate health risk to students was low, the University was concerned about the impact on students’ experience in Ghana, as well as its ability to easily evacuate students should the need have arisen. We're planning for a resumption of classes in January, 2015. More
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.
Of course! Students have traveled to Kakum National Park, the Elmina forts, and to Cape Coast in Ghana as well as Burkina Faso, Benin, and Togo.
Academic Calendar: Fall/Spring/Summer/Full Year
Credits: 12 to 18 credits
Affiliated Institutions: University of Ghana-Legon
Student Body: approx. 45 students
Course Language: English
Language Taught: Twi
Housing: Two residential complexes
Meals: All housing includes kitchens and meal plan
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