Ghana | CAS International Programs and Education Abroad | Kent State University

The Study Abroad Ghana program will present students and community stakeholders with a unique chance to explore 21st century life—at both the village and city levels—in the West African nation of Ghana.  

This interdisciplinary course is an academic/cultural opportunity designed to explore the contemporary “way of life” of a modern West African society. This is a 10 to 14-day experiential sojourn that will introduce participants to the “real Africa.” The course will address topics in public health, education, sociology, public policy, and government. Students from varying disciplines and community-based professionals will have the opportunity to think critically about both the commonalities and the differences between their lives in the United States in comparison to what they will see in Ghana. Program members will be required to observe and/or participate in cultural, academic and service-learning activities.

This program is open to Kent State and non-Kent State students, as well as community stakeholders. Non-KSU students/community stakeholders will be required to apply to the university as a guest student and enroll in a 1-credit hour course, in addition to the program fee associated with this course. 

Ghana Study Abroad: The Real Africa - summer 2019

3 credit hours; PAS 37030

Tentative Program dates: May 24-June 5, 2019
Professor: Mwatabu S. Okantah

Cost Breakdown

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1Program fee includes: Airfare, Accommodation, In-Country Transportation, Museum Entrance and Activity Fees, Visa and some meals
2 This total does not include tuition or vaccinations. Information for summer tuition rates can be found on the Tuition Rates Page.
*Estimated Personal Cost (Not Included): Passport ($135), Vaccinations (Yellow Fever & Malaria, ~$300), and spending money (~$250)
**Final program fee subject to change; Updated June 22, 2018.


Application deadline: January 25, 2019
Acceptance: February 8, 2019
Non-Refundable Deposit: February 8. 2019 | $250.00
First payment due**: March 8, 2019 | $2,559.64
Second payment due: April 8, 2019 | $2,559.64

*Payments are to be made online through the program website. You may start your payments immediately upon acceptance on this program. There are no exceptions for late payments and failure to make a payment by the deadline will result in forfeiting your seat on the program.
**This program is offered during May Intersession. For students seeking to use summer financial aid, please be aware that the funds will not be dispersed until approximately 10 days prior to the start of Summer I, and will not be available at your payment deadlines. Summer financial aid may have additional requirements, please see Financial Aid's website for more details. If you receive financial aid for the fall and spring semester, contact Alana Thompson, Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid at to discuss your additional options

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Health and Wellness

Required: Yellow Fever Vaccination 
Strongly Suggested: Anti-Malaria Medication

Contact Information

Mwatabu S. Okantah |
Associate Professor, Department of Pan-African Studies

Alyssa Mazey |
Assistant Director, International Programs and Education Abroad