Politics, Culture and Society in Ghana

This program is not currently active

  • Residency and 3-week intensive classroom instructions (by local professors and ASU faculty) at the University of Ghana, Legon.
  • Four (4)-week Internship period of immersion in an on-going research project with local researchers and faculty; or placement in government, private sector, NGO programs, depending on students’ interests.
  • Three Cities: Accra, Cape Coast and Kumasi
  • Academic Visits to WEB DuBois Museum and Cultural Center, Ghana National Parliament, Ghana National Museum, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra; Manhya Palace Museum and Cultural Center, Military Fort and Museum, and West Africa’s biggest open air market, Bosumtwi Asteroid Lake all in Kumasi; El Mina Castle (Slavery and African Diaspora Museum), Kakum National Forest Park (including hiking and canopy walk on tropical rain forest), animal sanctuary; Akosombo Dam and Ada Community Radio station on environment and community resilience; and more!
  • Open to students all students with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Earn 6 credits
  • Space is limited. Apply early!

Read Dr. Okey Iheduru's presentation on his study abroad experience!


POS/SGS 394: Contemporary Africa
POS/SGS 394: Ghana Society, Culture, and Environment
POS/SGS 484: Internship


Dr. Okey Iheduru


Program dates

Summer program dates:


Program fee

Summer program fee: TBD

Program Fee includes: tuition for 6 ASU credits, lodging, several excursions, 3 overnight trips, internship experience, and international health insurance. Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, visa, books and personal expenses.


Open to all students with a 2.0 GPA or higher. No pre-requisites. All college affiliations accepted.

Priority application deadline

    March 1st


Students will be housed in shared accommodations at the International Students' Hostels while in Legon and hotels during excursions.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button. Open to students all students with a 2.0 GPA or higher.