Global Programs

Ghana: Art Therapy

Forge connections with local communities in Accra, Ghana this summer as you practice hands-on art therapy training. Through your work in schools, rehabilitation facilities, orphanages, and other service organizations, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed as an art therapist.


Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

June 15 - July 5, 2014

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Round 2: Sunday, March 16, 2014

More about deadlines and how to apply

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:

○       96+ earned credits

○       related course work

○       approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor

  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • International Education
  • Health Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for 3 points only and may choose from:

ARTT-GE 2302 Section 099 (Class Number TBA) - Internship in Art Therapy (3 points)

ARTT-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class Number TBA) - Independent Study (3 points)

Offered through the Department of Art and Art Professions

2013 Syllabus


Ikuko Acosta, PhD, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education, New York University


2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2014 Housing Fees: $900

2014 Activity Fees: $400

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students will live in shared occupancy accodmodations in one of two complexes managed by NYU in Ghana: Church Crescent or Solomon’s Lodge. Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Ghana typically depart New York a day or two in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

Visa: Visa required for all US citizens, which requires copy of valid yellow fever vaccination card. See Ghana Consulate in New York. Further details and instructions for obtaining a visa to Ghana will be provided during program orientation.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: In June, Ghana has constant high temperatures ranging between 80° and 90° Fahrenheit.

Helpful Links: BBC Weather