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NYU Accra Class

Study with West Africa's Leading Scholars at NYU Accra

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.

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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 

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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


    Teaching and Learning


College of Global Public Health


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Art History
    Creative Writing

Social Work

    Art and Art Professions
    Food Studies
    Occupational Therapy


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