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Ghana: Multicultural and Professional Issues in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Graduate Study Abroad

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.

This course will embrace Accra, Ghana, as a context to explore how multicultural considerations influence the delivery of therapy. More specifically, we examine the intersectionality of race, gender, religion and other aspects of culture and discover how we may use our knowledge of culture to become better clinicians.

George Castle

Clinical Assistant Professor


Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

Travel component: March 11-18, 2023

Note that this travel experience is a part of a full-semester Spring 2023 course.

Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Deadline: September 20, 2022
  • Regular Deadline: October 20, 2022*

*Rolling admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
    • 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:

  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders


Students are required to self-register for the listed course per the NYU Academic Calendar for January 2023:

  • CSCD-GE 2141, Section 095, (Class # 21907) - Culturally Responsive Practices I: Healthcare Settings & The Global Context (2 credits)

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.

This course is offered through the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.



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.


  • Steinhardt Overseas Graduate Tuition Fee (2 credits) - $4,040
  • Graduate Overseas Registration and Services Fees - $613
  • Housing & Activity Fee - $1,000
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $5,653

Courses offered by the Office of Global Affairs will have the additional "Overseas" disclaimer in the tuition, registration, and services fees posted on your bursar bill. However, these fees align with NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Study Tuition and Fees for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for the January 2023 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: 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 Cost of Living tools on websites such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip, to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about graduate study abroad scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Global Affairs will inform participants about pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. COVID-19 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 in 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 is required for all U.S. citizens, which includes a copy of a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination card. See Ghana Consulate in New York. Further details and instructions for obtaining a visa for Ghana will be provided during the program's pre-departure 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

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide (Accra), NYU Accra

Weather: In January, temperatures in Accra, Ghana are usually in the high 70°s and 80°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Ghana.

Pre-Departure 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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