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Ghana: International Development and Education

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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.

Carol Anne Spreen

Associate Professor of International Education

spreen@nyu.edu
Location:

Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

Tentative dates: July 6-16, 2022

Application Deadline:

Summer 2022 application deadlines will be announced soon.

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 adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals with a bachelor's degree who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • 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.

Course(s):

Students register for the following Summer course number for a total of 3 points:

  • INTE-GE 2865.099 (Class #XXXX) - International Development and Education:
    Experiences from the Field - 3 points

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.

 

Sample Syllabus

Faculty:
Costs:

Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBD

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: KayakGoogle 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 NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about scholarships and funding opportunities.

Accommodations:

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. 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: 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.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide

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.

Student Resources:

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

Policies:

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

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