New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU Accra

This content requires the Macromedia Flash Player. Get Flash Player
SPRING 2015 UPDATE - NYU is continuing to follow the Ebola outbreak in West Africa closely, and at this time, is planning for a resumption of coursework at NYU Accra in January, 2015.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depends on your major. Speaking with your academic adviser is the best way to determine what semester will be right for your study away 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.

See more and ask your own questions on the FAQ Forum.

Apply Now!

Passport Info

New York Events

Fast Facts

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

Currency: Cedi

Population of Accra1.9 million

Official Language: English

student drumming

Get to know Labone

Read More

Alumni Passport logo
NYU Footer