Program Details

Accommodations and Meals

As a student, you are housed in the International Students Hostel at the University of Ghana, Legon. The hostel accommodates Ghanaians and international students (from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and other African countries). Supervisory and service staff, laundry and recreational facilities, and television rooms are available. Kitchenettes are located on each floor. You may cook for yourself or purchase meals at one of the dining halls, the central cafeteria, restaurants, or other food markets on campus, including the hostel.


The University of Ghana operates a health clinic and a university hospital. Additional health services are provided for Tufts-in-Ghana participants by the Nyaho Clinic, a modern facility located close to the University.


The program begins with a ten-day orientation conducted by the resident director which includes sessions and guest lectures on local and regional history, politics and current events, cultural integration, and safety.

Student Activities

The University of Ghana offers the extracurricular activities found on most American campuses including clubs, performing arts groups, intramural athletics, and community service organizations. Special activities organized by the Tufts-in-Ghana program for its students include excursions to places of historic and cultural importance: the slave castles of Elmina and Cape Coast; the National Park at Kakum; the National Cultural Center in Kumasi; and the National Theater in Accra. In addition, students take three weekend trips to the Dagbe Center for Arts and Culture in the village of Kopeyia to enhance understanding of Ghanaian culture.

Program Dates

(dates are approximate)

Fall Semester 2019
Arrival July 22
Departure December 11