It is easy to travel throughout Ghana for a weekend or just a day!
Book all travel far in advance. However, do not book anything until after the first week of classes. You may find there are NYU-sponsored trips already in place.
There is a new American Embassy right by Osu and only about 10 minutes from the NYU site. During orientation, students get to meet the Ambassador and staff.
You can spend your semester break doing anything. Some students plan exciting adventures around Ghana. Others traveled throughout Africa. Some went to places like Nairobi or South Africa, while other students went to Togo and Benin (neighboring countries) that they accessed by taxis. Ask NYU staff about travel agents.
It is often cheaper to travel to Europe than to travel within Africa itself, so many students visit friends at other study abroad sites - just beware of culture shock!
I went to Kenya & South Africa on my fall break. I got to play with baby cheetahs and lions. I think that pretty much explains for itself how cool it was. I also did a driving safari and I got to see downtown Nairobi, which was cool cause it was so different from Accra. I went to McDonalds in South Africa - very exciting at the time. -- Emily