Global Programs

Ghana: Education and Diversity: Comparative Perspectives

Gain a deeper understanding of how racial, ethnic, religious, and gender differences are addressed in Ghanaian educational systems. Visit schools, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations and examine how education in Ghana has changed over time. You’ll engage in discussions about what the educational systems of Ghana and the United States can learn from one another. Trips to cultural sites round out the program.

Location:

Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

June 29 - July 19, 2014

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Round 2: Sunday, February 8, 2015

Round 3: Sunday, March 15, 2015

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:

  • History of Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • International Education
  • Education and Social Policy

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

Course(s):

Undergraduate Students:  HSED-UE 1028 Section 099 (Class Number 4281) (4 points)

Graduate Students:  TESOL-GE 2039 Section 098 (Class Number 3067) - Advanced Individual Projects in MMS (3 points).

LANED-GE 2005 Section 098 (Class Number 3056) - Intercultural Perspectives in Multicultural Education (3 points).

ENGED-GE 2191 Section 099 (Class Number 2780) - New Perspectives on the Teaching of English (3 points)

ENGED-GE 2300 Section 098 (Class Number 3099) - Independent Study - Texts and Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs (3 points). 

SOCED-GE 2145 Section 099 (Class Number 3100) - Humanities and Social Sciences (3 points).

SOCED-GE 2140 Section 098 (Class Number 3101) - Culminating Seminar: History and Social Studies Workshop (3 points).

INTE-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class Number 2916) - Independent Study in International Education (3 points).

Offered through the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions

2013 Sample Syllabus

Faculty:

Jonathan Zimmerman, PhD, MA

Professor of Educational History, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Tuition:

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

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Other Costs:

2014 Housing Fees: $750

2014 Activity Fees: $650

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 StudentUniverse.com for student rates.

Accommodations:

Students will live in one of two shared occupancy complexes managed by NYU Accra: Church Crescent or Solomon’s Lodge.  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 Accra typically depart New York a day 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 U.S. citizens, which requires copy of valid Yellow Fever Vaccination card. See Ghana Consulate in New York. Further deatils and instructions for obtaining a visa to Ghana will be provided during program orientation.

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

Weather: In Accra, June/July temperatures tend to be similar to New York, usually in the 80°s (Fahrenheit).

Helpful Links: BBC Weather