Host University for Accra, Ghana
The USAC office and classes are located on the campus of the University of Ghana at Legon. With more than 28,000 students and 650 faculty members, the University of Ghana is considered one of the best universities in Africa. It was founded in 1948 and is now the oldest and largest of the five government-run universities in the country. It is located on a beautiful, extended American-style campus on Legon Hill (one of the many small suburbs in Accra), about eight miles northeast of the city center and sprawling over 50 acres.
The university has seven departments that offer numerous courses in a wide variety of fields, including its highly regarded Institute of African Studies, which conducts research in African languages, history, and culture, and houses the Ghana Dance Ensemble, a resident professional dance company. It also organizes introductory courses in African Studies for all first-year students of the university. The teaching methodology is similar to that of British universities where courses tend to be organized in large lectures complemented by smaller group tutorial sessions. There also are seminars like those found at US universities. English is the predominant language of instruction and communication between students and faculty.
There is a student health clinic and hospital on campus, as well as a bookstore, several banks, a post office, and laundry services. A tutorial system offers an opportunity for counseling students and ensuring their academic and social welfare. There also is a counseling center on campus and a guest center that provides housing for visitors.
There are many sports facilities available on campus for playing soccer, tennis, billiards, track, basketball, and much more. There are several internet cafes where you will be able to access the internet for a nominal rate. Internet access is also available at the International Programs Office for international students at no cost.