Accra, Ghana

Program Calendars

Accra, Ghana | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
October 1, 2016 Spring Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
January 1, 2017 Spring Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 20, 2017 Estimated departure from the US on optional group flight (confirm dates before booking flights)
January 21 Arrival in Accra
Move into housing
January 22 Mandatory USAC orientation
January 23 - 26 Mandatory University of Ghana (UG)/USAC Orientation and UG Course Registration
January 27 Accra city tour
Welcome dinner
January 29 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline Excursion
January 30 Courses begin
February 4 - 5 Field trip—Ankobra Beach Resort/ Nzulezu Village on Stilts
February 17 - 19 Optional Kumasi Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
March 10 - 12 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
April 14 - 17 Easter break
April 21 Courses end
April 24 - 28 Revision Week (time off to prepare for final exams)
April 29 Group farewell dinner
May 1 - 22 Final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 23 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.