University of Oregon

CIEE: International Business and Culture in Legon

Program Overview

This CIEE program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to live and study in Ghana, learning first-hand about the country and its people, while continuing to pursue their own academic goals. These goals are achieved through integrated study with Ghanaian students and immersion into the cultural and social life of the University and the surrounding community. 

 Through both formal and informal opportunities for engagement with Ghanaian students, NGOs, schools, and businesses, you will gain valuable insight into the challenges facing various communities in Ghana and the opportunities being created by local organizations and companies to overcome them.

You are required to enroll in a Twi language course, the CIEE course Globalization and Development in Africa, one University of Ghana course from a pre-selected list of subjects, and the Ashesi University Entrepreneurship course. In addition, you will choose one elective course at either the University of Ghana or Ashesi University.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: International Business and Culture in Ghana

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Additional Requirements

  • a minimum of two courses beyond the introductory level (200-level and above) in business, development studies, sociology, African studies, or international affairs
  • minimum of one course in marketing, finance, or accounting is recommended

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20174/15/2017late Augustmid-December
Academic Year2017-20184/15/2017late Augustearly June
Spring Semester201710/01/2016TBDTBD

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.