|This program will not be running Fall 2014. Please check back for updates on the program for Fall 2015.|
Cape Coast, Ghana
|Teach in Ghana participants have a unique opportunity to gain real teaching experience while exploring the rich culture of this West African nation. Students are placed in primary, junior or senior high schools and develop cross-cultural teaching skills that are becoming increasingly important in today’s U.S. schools and classrooms. Through full immersion in the placement schools, at home and on weekend excursions, participants will learn from and about Ghanaian people, culture and traditions.|
Eligibility and selection process
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
August 24 - December 7, 2013 (tentative)
Click here for program deadlines.
Visit Education Abroad application to apply.
Each student will be placed with a Ghanaian family in either a rural or urban setting, and will be treated as a member of the family. The student will have his/her own bedroom and the family will provide breakfast and dinner.
Courses and credits
Students must register for a full-time load of undergraduate or graduate coursework. Among the courses offered are:
This program may also fulfill the Professional Internship requirement for Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescent to Young Adults (AYA) Education. Students must have this approved by the College of Education in advance.
Internship credits are also available for African Studies and International Field Studies.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. US citizens will need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information, contact:
Office of Global Opportunities
Tel: (740) 597-9039
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840