OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Ghana

SAS: Semester At Sea

Program Administrator: 
Semester at Sea
Country: 
Multiple Countries
Host Institution: 

Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.

Click here for a presentation from an OSU Student who participated in this program.

Location: 

Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for more information.
See the SAS video to learn more about the program.

Program Costs: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for program cost details
$350 per term OSU Education Abroad Administration Fee

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biology
Business Admin.
Civil Eng.
Digital Comm Art
Earth Science
Economics
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
General Science
Geography
History
Int'l Business
Management
Marketing
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.

AHA: Accra, Ghana (Global Health, Development & Service Learning)

Program Administrator: 
AHA
Country: 
Ghana
Host Institution: 

The Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development

Location: 

Experience Accra, the capital of Ghana, the country's largest city and its administrative, communications and economic center. Visit museums, nature reserves, national parks, markets and festivals, Contribute to the development of Ghana through service-learning and internship opportunities at the Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development. Immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture, language and history.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Twi
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

3.0 GPA, junior standing, No previous Twi required

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

See the AHA website

Program Costs: 

See the AHA website

$350 IDEA fee per term abroad

Important OSU Financial Information

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Biology
Economics
Environ. Econ. Policy
History
Political Science
Public Health
Sociology

CIEE: Legon, Ghana

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Ghana
Host Institution: 

The University of Ghana

Location: 

The CIEE Study Center is located in Legon, Approximately 10 miles form Ghana's capital city, Accra, at the University of Ghana. Because of its close proximity to Accra, students have the opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges of a large urban environment within an African context. Noticeably friendly, the people of Ghana make this experience one of the best opportunities for students to learn about the complexities of the African continent. Arts & Sciences; Business, Development & Social Entrepreneurship; and Summer Ghanaian Studies programs are available.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer
Language: 
English
Language: 
Twi
Class Format: 
Classes with Host-Country and International Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Host Family
Requirement: 

Minimum 3.0 GPA. 2.75 GPA minimum for the summer proram. Junior standing and above. Coursework with African content recommended. Previous Twi is not required, but your coursework will include it.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 
Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
Ag. Business Mgt
Agricultural Sciences
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Art
Biochem. & Biophys.
Botany
Business Admin.
Chemistry
Computer Sci.
Digital Comm Art
Economics
Education
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Finance
Fisheries & Wildlife
Food Sci. & Tech.
Geography
Geology
History
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
New Media Comm.
Nutrition
Physics
Political Science
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Speech Comm.
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Zoology

SIT: Accra, Ghana-Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Ghana
Host Institution: 

School for International Training Study Center in Accra and Kumasi homestay

Location: 
Ghana is a nation with a rich history and strong sense of identity. Accra, the nation's capital, boasts a renowned community of dancers, musicans, and artisans. Kumasi, site of the place of the Ashanti king and one of West Africa's largest cultural centers, is surrounded by villages whose artisans specialize in goldsmithing, wood carving, cloth printing, pottery, and weaving.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Twi
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Other
Requirement: 
Knowing Twi is not required, but is part of the required coursework in Ghana.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Political Science
Sociology
Speech Comm.