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Elmina Castle tour with students and professor/author lecture, scenes from the castle and from the door of no return, Ghana

Featured Programs

Direct Enrollment at University of Ghana-Legon

Learn side-by-side with Ghanaian students at one of West Africa's leading institutions

Urban/Metropolitan Studies

NYU Accra offers several courses focusing on urban issues including Global Connections: Accra, taught by the city's former mayor.

Service Learning

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.


Healing Environment & Creative Arts Symposium

Healing Environment & Creative Arts Symposium

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)
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Academic Facilities

An academic center located in the beautiful neighborhood of Labone. Facilities include classrooms, a computer lab, a film-editing suite, and a patio with wireless internet access.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

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.   

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