How do local and international actors think about the role of education in international development, and how does this translate to practice? What are the practical challenges and opportunities of implementing education programming in the global south? What programs and approaches are most successful and why?
Participants in this summer intensive course based in Accra, Ghana will attempt to find answers to these questions. Students will learn how international development education actors engage in their work, reflect on the importance of flexibility and context, and deepen their understanding of education and international development.
Students may opt to complete the International Education Internship in Ghana in addition to the International Development and Education course for a total of approximately six weeks in Accra.
June 21 - July 4, 2022
- Priority Deadline: February 23, 2022
- Regular Deadline: March 23, 2022*
*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis
- 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 adviser
- Non-NYU graduate students and professionals with a bachelor's degree who are not enrolled at an academic institution
- Education and Social Policy
- History of Education
- International Education
- Sociology of Education
- Teaching and Learning
This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.
Students register for the following Summer course number for a total of 3 credits:
- INTE-GE 2865, Section 099 (Class #5315) - International Development and Education: Experiences from the Field (3 credits)
Students may opt to complete the International Education Internship in Ghana in addition to the International Development and Education course for a total of approximately eight weeks in Accra.
Offered through the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may apply towards their program requirements and degree completion.
Carol Anne Spreen, Associate Professor of International Education, Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
- Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,826
- Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $674
- Housing Fee - $650
- Activity Fee - $650
- GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included
Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,800
View 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 Summer 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 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 budgeting tools such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.
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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.
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. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights.
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: 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.
Weather: In Accra, July temperatures are usually in the low to mid-80°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Accra, Ghana.
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