Accra, Ghana
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Program Calendars

Accra, Ghana | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
May 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
July 22 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 30 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
August 11, 2017 Estimated departure from the US on optional group flight (confirm dates before booking flights)
August 12 Arrival in Accra
Move into housing
August 13 Mandatory USAC orientation
August 14 - 17 Mandatory University of Ghana (UG)/USAC Orientation and UG Course Registration
August 18 Accra city tour
Welcome dinner
August 20 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline excursion
August 21 Fall courses begin
August 24 - 27 Optional Northern Ghana Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
September 2 - 3 Field trip—Cape Coast
September 9 University of Ghana welcome durbar
October 6 - 8 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
November 17 UG courses end
November 24 Fall USAC courses end
Group Thanksgiving dinner
November 25 - December 10 Fall final examinations
February 4, 2018 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline Excursion
February 5 Spring courses begin
February 10 - 11 Field trip—Ankobra Beach Resort/ Nzulezu Village on Stilts
February 16 - 18 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
March 8 - 11 Optional Northern Ghana Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
April 14 - 17 Easter break
May 4 Spring UG courses end
May 7 - 11 Revision Week (time off to prepare for final exams)
May 11 Spring USAC courses end
Group farewell dinner
May 12 - 27 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
Spring final examinations
May 28 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.