Global Affairs

Ghana: Intern Abroad in International Education

Intern for a community-based organization for seven weeks in Accra, Ghana this summer, where you’ll design and implement a project that will make a difference through civic engagement. Projects may involve health and education programming for laborers, rural education programming for girls, microenterprise training, child rights awareness, and women’s empowerment initiatives.

Location:

Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

May 31 - July 14, 2017

Application Deadlines:

 Round 1: Tuesday, December 6, 2017

 Round 2, Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 Round 3: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students in International Education

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • International Education

The Intern Abroad: International Education opportunity is restricted to current  NYU International Education graduate students only.

Course(s):

Students register for the course listed below for 3 or 4 points. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

INTE-GE 2802 Section 098 (Class #TBD) - Field Study and Seminar in International Education (3 or 4 points)

Summer 2014 syllabus.

Placements

Based on individual academic and professional interests, applicants will rank their top 2-3 choices from the following list of placement options:=
 
For more programs related to specific career or academic interests please contact Jamie Remmers at jamie.remmers@nyu.edu.

Faculty:

Participants will work with Internship Advisor, Jamie Remmers to complete internship requirements. NYU faculty are not on site at the internship locations. 

Tuition:

2017 Graduate Tuition: $1,596 per credit, plus registration and services fee

See Bursar’s payment deadline dates.

Learn about scholarship opportunities.

Other Costs:

 Tentative 2017 Housing & Activity Fees: $1550

The housing and activity fees covers orientation, meals, homestay accommodations for seven weeks, and site visits. Participants pay for their own airfare.

Housing and activity fees are billed through the NYU Office of the Bursar and are 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 stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates.

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

A visa is required for all US citizens, which requires a copy of a valid yellow fever vaccination card. Learn more through the 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 Accra, temperatures in July and August tend to be similar to those in New York, and are usually in the 80°s, Fahrenheit. See the current weather forecast for Accra