Learn side-by-side with Ghanaian students at one of West Africa's leading institutions
NYU Accra offers several courses focusing on urban issues including Global Connections: Accra, taught by the city's former mayor.
Students volunteer with nonprofits NGOs, schools, hospitals, and other meaningful organization and in some cases may earn credit toward their undergraduate degree.
As the first African nation to free itself from colonial rule, Ghana has long been considered the gateway to West Africa and enjoys a promising future. Located in Accra, Ghana’s vibrant capital city and among the most intellectually and culturally vibrant cities on the continent, NYU Accra takes advantage of programs and facilities at one of the prominent higher educational institutions in West Africa: The University of Ghana-Legon. Students may enroll in up to two courses at the University of Ghana-Legon, complimenting multidisciplinary courses offered at NYU's own academic and research facility in Accra. The curriculum, which includes more than a dozen areas of study, fosters academic and personal growth by using the city as a classroom. Students will have further opportunity for cultural engagement through a host of internship and volunteer opportunities. Through your academic courses and extracurricular activities, you will experience the artifacts of a history that has transformed both Africa and the New World.
Built within a framework of science, the art of healing is essential to health and medicine. In Fall 2013, NYU Accra hosted a symposium that focused on the concept of the healing environment, and has published a collection of abstracts from from the event. (PDF)
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Priority: February 15
Regular: March 15
Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.