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.

Featured Programs

*Direct Enrollment at University of Ghana-Legon

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

*Direct enrollment at University of Ghana-Legon is currently unavailable due to Covid-19 precautions.

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.