There is a lot to do around the city of Accra! NYU will keep you informed about many great cultural events. Take advantage of everything from traditional Ghanaian theater and music to something to connect you with home.
Some of the best shopping can be found in the marketplaces. Make a day of your trip, as you might need the time. Try to have a good sense of what things cost before you buy. You will save yourself from getting ripped off.
The Art Center
Wood-carving village in Aburi
The Harvest Festival in Cape Coast is where you get to see chiefs being carried on gold chairs. The whole city of Elmina is one big party during this time. Other times for celebration in Ghana are (believe it or not) funerals, when a person’s life - rather than his or her death - is honored with family, friends, dancing and LOTS of food! If you are invited to a funeral, consider yourself honored. Traditional clothing for this occasion is black and red, and this would be a good time to visit a tailor who can make you an outfit fit for a funeral.
Go on all of the NYU trips. Not only are they fun and a great way for you to connect with fellow students, but they really help you explore Ghana, with trips to Cape Coast, the Kakum canopy walk, Kumasi, and Wli Falls.