Accra, Ghana

Program Calendars

Accra, Ghana | 2017 Fall

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 after this date)
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 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
September 29 - October 1 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
November 17 UG courses end
November 24 USAC Courses end
Group Thanksgiving dinner
November 25 - December 10 Final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
December 10 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. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

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