Accra, Ghana
USAC
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Accra Calendars - 2019-20 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2019 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is non-refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 9, 2019 Estimated departure from the US on optional group flight (confirm dates before booking flights)
August 10 Arrival in Accra
Move into housing
August 11 Mandatory USAC orientation
August 11 - 15 Mandatory University of Ghana (UG)/USAC Orientation and UG Course Registration
August 17 Accra city tour
Mid-August Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline excursion
August 18 Welcome dinner
August 19 Fall courses begin
August 29 - September 1 Optional Northern Ghana Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
September 7 - 8 Field trip—Cape Coast
Mid- September University of Ghana welcome durbar
September 20 - 22 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
November 16 Fall UG courses end
November 22 Group Thanksgiving dinner
November 23 Fall USAC courses end
November 23 - December 7 Fall final examinations
February 2, 2020 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline Excursion
February 3 Spring courses begin
February 14 - 16 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
February 21 - 23 Field trip—Ankobra Beach Resort/ Nzulezu Village on Stilts
March 5 - 8 Optional Northern Ghana Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
April 10 - 13 Easter break
May 1 Spring UG courses end
May 3 Spring USAC courses end
Group farewell dinner
May 3 - 24 Spring final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 25 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.