Accra, Ghana

Program Calendars

Accra, Ghana | 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Spring Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
October 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 30 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
January 26, 2018 Estimated departure from the US on optional group flight (confirm dates before booking flights)
January 27 Arrival in Accra
Move into housing
January 28 Mandatory USAC orientation
January 29 - 31 Mandatory University of Ghana (UG)/USAC Orientation and UG Course Registration
February 2 Accra city tour
Welcome dinner
February 4 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline Excursion
February 5 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 / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
April 14 - 17 Easter break
May 4 UG Courses end
May 11 USAC Courses end
Group farewell dinner
May 12 - 27 Final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
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.