• Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• Coursework with African content recommended.
At the time of application.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Humanities, social science, physical science, natural science, and African studies.

Classroom Language



Hostels, Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early August - Mid-May
Fall: Early August - Mid-December
Spring: Mid-January - Mid-May
Summer 1, 2, 3: 4-week sessions, June - August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018 Session III 2/2/2018
Summer 2018 Session I, II & III 2/2/2018
Summer 2018 Session II & III 2/2/2018
Summer 2018 Session I 2/2/2018
Summer 2018 Session II 2/2/2018
Summer 2018 Session I & II 2/2/2018
Fall 2018-19  3/9/2018
Year 2018-19  3/9/2018
Spring 2018-19  9/21/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Ghana, Legon
CIEE in Ghana

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Offered through CIEE, the CIEE Arts and Sciences semester program and Summer Ghanaian Studies program are approved UW affiliate programs. On the semester program, you will take a required Twi language course, along with four additional courses chosen from the regular offerings at the University of Ghana.  A credit-based internship is an option on the semester program, and there are many volunteer opportunities. Three 4-week sessions are offered on the summer Ghanaian Studies program. You are able to take one 3-credit course during a session. Each session has a few course offerings for you to choose from. You can combine sessions to create an 8 or 12 week program as well. An optional Survival Twi Language course which is not for credit is also offered.

You will be working closely with both IAP and CIEE on this program. You can access the program's main information page for the semester or the summer through the CIEE website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.