2022 Program Dates

Student Arrival: To be confirmed
Student Departure: To be confirmed

*Please note that housing is provided for the exact dates of the program. If a student wishes to arrive earlier or depart later, the student will need to find their own accommodations.

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

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Contact Info

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Director

Jason Maloney
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Arthur L. Carter Institute

Tuition and Fees

Tuition, Fees, Housing and International Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

Program Costs 2022
Undergraduate Tuition - 8 credits $12,664
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 credits $1,021
Program & Activities Fee $600

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 may visit Kumasi, which boasts the world's largest outdoor market and has for three centuries been the royal city of the legendary Ashanti tribe. Other visits may include Cape Coast and Elmina castles, historic sites of the country's largest centers for the trans-Atlantic 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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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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