2020 Program  

Please note that Journalism in Ghana courses are not available remotely this summer. We hope you will be able to join our program in a future year. Other NYU JOUR-UA courses are available during the summer term, and you may review offerings and register directly through Albert.

Program Summary

Located in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana stands out as one of the most politically and economically stable as well as culturally vibrant countries on the continent. The capital city of Accra is an intriguing blend of successful modernity and rich colonial history.

Journalism in Ghana is an intensive six-week experience in immersion journalism. Students actively participate in reporting, writing, photographing, or filming almost every day. The schedule is rigorous. Students who wish to develop their reporting pieces further after returning to the U.S. will have the opportunity to do so.

Students on a walking tour in Ghana

"I loved how much we were encouraged to explore outside the classroom and truly immerse ourselves in the Ghanaian culture."

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Application Deadlines

*Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for summer 2020*

Contact Info

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Director

Carol Sternhell, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Arthur L. Carter Institute

Tuition and Fees

The College of Arts and Science discounts CAS Summer Abroad tuition 33% to offset additional costs of study abroad. This discount is already calculated in the below rates. Fees, Housing and International Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

2020 Program Costs  
Undergraduate Tuition - 8 credits N/A
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 credits N/A
Program & Activities Fee N/A

GeoBlue International Health Insurance

for 6 week program



Double Room (with meal plan)

Triple Room (with meal plan)



PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are encouraged to budget for summer abroad programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs page.

Fountain outside a building in Ghana

Sculptures in front of a building in Ghana

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All students must register for 8 credits. Classes are taught at the NYU Accra Academic Center, where students have access to a well-equipped computer laboratory.  Before traveling to Ghana, students are expected to attend a pre-departure orientation to learn more about Ghana, the local culture, and the program's requirements, including the material to bring along and be aware of.

NYU Accra students in class

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Undergraduate students must register for 8 credits.

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Housing and Meals

All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students live in NYU housing located in the Labone residential neighborhood and in close proximity to the NYU Accra academic center. Shuttle service is provided. A weeknight only meal plan is included in the housing for summer and is not optional.

To learn more about housing facilities, please review the Office of Global Programs NYU Accra page. Please note that some of the information listed on this page is not summer specific.

Traditional food in Ghana

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In addition to exploring Accra, students visit Kumasi, which boasts the world's largest outdoor market and has for three centuries been the royal city of the legendary Ashanti tribe. Students also visit Cape Coast and Elmina castles, sites of the country's largest centers for the slave trade.

Students walking through a neighborhood in Ghana

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Planning Travel to Accra, Ghana

Students are encouraged to consult internal and external resources to prepare for their summer program. The following links may be used for general destination information, immigration needs and travel medicine planning:

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Carol Sternhell

Carol Sternhell

Professor Sternhell created the department’s study-abroad programs in London, UK; Prague, Czech Republic; and Accra, Ghana.

She writes about feminism, literature, and motherhood. Her literary criticism and essays on feminist scholarship have appeared in The Village Voice, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, Ms., and The Women’s Review of Books. She was the founding director of NYU’s undergraduate women’s studies program and served for years as associate editor of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Before coming to NYU, she worked as an editor at Newsday, a general assignment reporter for the New York Post, and a freelance magazine writer. She began her journalistic career as an editor of The Harvard Crimson during the days of anti-Vietnam War protest, and served as faculty advisor to NYU’s student newspaper, the Washington Square News, during our most recent war.

Audrey Gadzekpo

Audrey Gadzekpo

Professor, NYU Accra; Chair, Department of Mass Communications, University of Ghana.

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Photo Gallery

View of the Jamestown Lighthouse in Accra

Students discussing with a professor

View of a marketplace in Ghana

A monument in Ghana

Student playing percussion with the locals

Sun setting over palm trees

View of the Independence Arch in Accra

Students walking to class

View of a neighborhood in Ghana

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