Hear From NYU Accra Alums

One of the best ways to learn about study away is to listen to an alum share their experience. Watch a testimonial and learn more about NYU Accra housing, courses, the supportive staff, Ghanaian culture, and more.


Events and Excursions

At the beginning of the semester, you'll be provided with a calendar of student events such as day trips and overnight excursions both in and out of Accra that will immerse you further in the history and culture of the region. The Community Resource Assistants also organize events each semester, ranging in variety from an outing to a local restaurant to a museum visit to a local historical site. Most student activities are partially or fully subsidized by NYU, though students may be asked to pay a small fee to participate. The cost of trips, both day and overnight, are covered as part your tuition, and include some (but not all) meals!

Living History

Famed for its crafts, music, and the warmth of its people, contemporary Ghana is a bridge between its ancient heritage and the new global community. Through your academic courses and extracurricular adventures, you'll experience the diversity and complexity of a country whose history has transformed both Africa and the world. 

Students who study in Accra get to experience history in action as they live among and learn about the changing culture of Ghana.

Health & Wellness

The NYU Student Health Center and the Department of Public Safety work closely with program staff to plan for safe, healthy, and enriching opportunities long before you arrive. You will be introduced to many of these services in the months leading up to your program abroad while others will be explained in detail during the mandatory on-site orientation. Get a head start on familiarizing yourself with global health and wellness resources by visiting the NYU Student Health Center website.

Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Located in Labone, one of the most beautiful residential areas of Accra, the NYU Center in Ghana is only a few minutes walking distance from your residence and is where the administrative offices and classrooms are located. All of your NYU classes will be held there. The center is equipped with a small library and a computer lab. You can bring your laptop and connect via Ethernet or a wireless network or use the computers at the lab to communicate with relatives and friends back home.

Outside of the center, you'll have access to exceptional academic and cocurricular resources in Accra and the surrounding area, including the University of Ghana-Legon Balme Library with its rare African studies book collection, the W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, and the National Museum, to name a few.