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Ghana: Global Perspectives in Higher Education

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives.

Students will explore and examine Ghana's higher education system through readings and presentations by Ghanaian colleagues and visits to universities to meet with faculty, administrators, and students. Additional sessions will be held with scholars and local experts on higher education in Ghana to explore current issues and government priorities.

Topics will include curricular opportunities' college admissions requirements, distribution of students by class and ethnicity, college climate, and student services. We will also visit cultural sites to learn more about the country and the context within which the higher education system operates.

Teboho Moja

Department Chair: Administration, Leadership, and Technology Department, Professor of Higher Education

Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

March 12 - 19, 2022

Application Deadlines:
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Regular Deadline: November 1, 2021*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • Education and Social Policy
  • Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs
  • International Education

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


Students are required to self-register for the below course per the NYU Academic Calendar:

  • HPSE-GE 215X Section 095 (Class# 20918) Global Perspectives on Higher Education: Ghana - 3 points

Sample Syllabus Forthcoming 

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology.


Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

  • Steinhardt Overseas Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,826
  • Graduate Overseas Registration and Services Fees - $674
  • Housing and Activity Fee - $1,400
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,900

NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Spring 2022 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are also responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates.

Students 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: Kayak, Google Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online Cost of Living tools on websites such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip, to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs. Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees. Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Global Affairs will provide information to participants on pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. Vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

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 a copy of a 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 the program orientation.

Helpful linksU.S. Department of StateCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide (Accra)

Weather: In Accra, March temperatures are usually in the high 80°s/low 90°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Accra, Ghana.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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