This course will offer opportunities for participants to learn from Ghanaian experts in higher education and to develop an understanding of contemporary issues and government priorities in post-secondary education. This immersive program allows participants to gain international perspectives and develop their global network.
Topics will include curricular opportunities' college admissions requirements, distribution of students by class and ethnicity, college climate, and student services. We will also focus on the country and the context within which the higher education system operates.
Travel component: March 16-23, 2024
Required pre-travel class meetings: Feb. 16, March 8, and April 12; all 5:00 - 7:30 pm EST
- Priority Deadline: September 19, 2023
- Regular Deadline: October 19, 2023 (admissions continue thereafter on a space-available basis)
Find the application link and instructions on the "How to Apply" page.
Who can participate:
- NYU graduate students
- NYU undergraduate students who have:
- 96+ earned credits by course start date
- related coursework
- approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
- Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who both:
- Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States
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.
How to apply:
The application link and instructions, as well as the deadlines and notification timelines, can be found on the "How to Apply" page.
This is a credit-bearing graduate Global course. Students self-register in Albert and choose the following course for a total of 3 credits:
- HPSE-GE 2157, Section 095 (Class # 10987): Global Perspectives in Higher Education: Ghana (3 credits)
This course is offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology.
Important Note: All program applicants must meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
Direct Costs Billed by NYU
Participants will be billed for the cost of the graduate course following the standard per-credit rate for NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees. In addition, study abroad courses have a supplemental Housing & Activity Fee that covers the cost of housing abroad, program activities and visits, group transportation in-country, and international health insurance. Students can expect to be billed:
- Steinhardt Graduate Tuition (3 credits) - $6,303
- Steinhardt Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $700
- Housing & Activity Fee - $1,200
- GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included
Estimated Direct Cost Total - $8,203
Tuition, Registration, and Housing & Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the January term.
Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. 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.
In addition to airfare, participants should budget for: daily meals (except for included welcome and farewell meals); transportation to and from the airport; passport and/or visa fees (if applicable); vaccination costs (if applicable); and other personal incidentals.
Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.
NYU Steinhardt offers several graduate study abroad scholarships and maintains a list of additional external funding opportunities.
Study Abroad Budget Worksheet
Download and use this Study Abroad Budget Worksheet to estimate the cost of your study abroad experience.
PLEASE NOTE: This spreadsheet lists possible expenses and may not be all-inclusive of program costs. In addition, your costs may fluctuate based on changes in currency exchange rates, airfare, varying personal lifestyles, etc. While this is a good tool for reviewing study abroad expenses, the results should be considered to be an estimate of the total cost of participation.
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
Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates.
Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the program end date.
Visa: A visa required for all U.S. citizens, which requires a copy of a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination card. See the Ghanaian Consulate in New York. Further details and instructions for obtaining a visa to Ghana will be provided during the program orientation.
All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather: In March, temperatures in Accra typically range from 76°F to 90°F Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Ghana.