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Accra Calendars – 2020 Fall

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
July 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application possible)
July 31 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 31 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

August 7, 2020 Estimated departure from the US on optional group flight (confirm dates before booking flights)
August 8 Arrival in Accra
August 8 Move into housing
August 9 - 13 August 9, 12-13 Mandatory USAC orientation
August 10 - 11 Mandatory University of Ghana (UG)/USAC Orientation and UG Course Registration
August 14 Accra city tour
August 16 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline excursion
August 17 Courses begin
August 21 Welcome dinner
August 27 - 30 Optional Northern Ghana Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
September 5 - 6 Field trip—Cape Coast
Mid- September University of Ghana welcome durbar
September 18 - 20 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
November 16 - 20 UG courses end and revision week
November 20 Final examinations begin
November 20 USAC courses end
November 22 Group Thanksgiving dinner
December 5 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
December 13 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Cancelled

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing or higher

Program Type




US credit


USAC Courses:
US Credit

Host Univ. Courses: Overseas Credit

Program Capacity

40 students




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