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Accra Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 1, 2020 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 22, 2021 Estimated departure from the US on optional group flight (confirm dates before booking flights)
January 23 Arrival in Accra
January 23 Move into housing
January 24 - 28 Mandatory University of Ghana (UG)/USAC Orientation and UG Course Registration
January 26 Welcome dinner
January 29 Accra city tour
January 31 Field trip—Ada Beach and Shoreline Excursion
February 1 Courses begin
February 6 - 7 Field trip—Ankobra Beach Resort/ Nzulezu Village on Stilts
February 19 - 21 Optional Eco Volta Tour / Ghanaian Culture and Natural Resources Field Study I
March 4 - 7 Optional Northern Ghana Tour / Culture and Natural Resources Field Study II
April 2 - 5 Spring break
May 3 USAC courses end
May 3 Group farewell dinner
May 8 UG courses end
May 8 - 23 Final examinations
May 8 - 23 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 24 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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