Ghana: Accra, Cape Coast, and various cities
Students will experience the nature of Ghana’s sociopolitical challenges; learn to appreciate other cultures and diversity, and recognize the need for a strong civil society, justice, and democratic governance. The program will focus on "specialized journalism," the relationship between the media and government, cross-cultural immersion, and coping with limited necessities to achieve a better understanding of this complex global reality.
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.
December 14, 2013 - January 9, 2014
Click here for program deadlines.
Visit Education Abroad application to apply.
Shared hotel rooms in Accra and Cape Coast at four-star air-conditioned hotels with all the luxury amenities.
Courses and credits
Students will earn 4 credit hours during this winter break program. Senior Journalism majors may complete their requirement for the Capstone Seminar through this program. Course offerings include either:
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. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the U.S. Department of State site for information related to safety and security at this destination.
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:
Tel: (740) 593-2613
Institute for International Journalism (IIJ)
Office of Global Opportunities
Tel: (740) 597-9039
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840