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Using Accra, Ghana as a case study, this course is designed to improve students' effectiveness as clinicians to work with diverse clients. The course explores how differences among both individuals and cultures in terms of gender, age, race, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, religion, language, dialect or country of origin, can affect interpersonal and group communication, as well as clinical practice. 

Darlene Monda

Clinical Assistant Professor

Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

March 14 - 21, 2020

Required pre-travel class meetings in NYC; dates TBA.

Application Deadlines:
  • We are currently reviewing applications 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:
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Students register for the Spring 2020 course listed below for 2 credits. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

  • CSCD-GE 2141.095 (Class # 24799) Multicultural and Professional Issues in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (2 credits)

A draft syllabus will be available soon.

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 Communicative Sciences and Disorders


Darlene Monda, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (2 credits) - $3,590      
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $580
  • Housing Fee - $500
  • Activity Fee - $400
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $5,070

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are 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: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.


Students will reside in shared-occupancy accommodations arranged by the 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:

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 linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide

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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