Accra, Ghana
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Accra Calendars - 2020 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2019 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 24, 2020 Estimated departure from the US on optional group flight (confirm dates before booking flights)
January 25 Arrival in Accra
Move into housing
January 26 - 30 Mandatory University of Ghana (UG)/USAC Orientation and UG Course Registration
January 31 Accra city tour
February 2 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline Excursion
Welcome dinner
February 3 Courses begin
February 8 Field trip—Ankobra Beach Resort/ Nzulezu Village on Stilts
February 21 - 23 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
March 5 - 8 Optional Northern Ghana Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
April 10 - 13 Spring break
May 1 UG courses end
May 3 USAC courses end
Group farewell dinner
May 4 - 8 UG Revision Week
May 9 - 24 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.