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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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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 Accra1.9 million

Official Language: English

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