Media in Ghana

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Africa, Ghana
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

This program will run again in Summer 2022.

Learn firsthand about Ghana’s media, as well as the country’s history, culture and development challenges. This six-week summer program begins with a required weekly meeting schedule during the spring term. Three to four days of on-site orientation meetings and lectures on Ghanian media will be followed by full-time, five-week internship placements. Weekend field trips will visit Kumasi (capital of the Ashanti Kingdom), Cape Coast (Central Region), and other destinations within the country.

Watch Media in Ghana students at the Anani Memorial International School in Accra:

Academic Details

You will complete a course on Media in Ghana and work as an intern in one of the country’s media outlets, earning 12 quarter credits in total. The Media in Ghana course counts toward the upper division University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication breadth requirement (equivalent to UO J 467/567). The Internship fulfills elective credit within the UO School of Journalism and Communication. 

Part of your coursework will include participation in a group blog

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.

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Leslie Steeves is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Oregon. Much of Steeves’s research centers on two areas and their intersection: communication and information technologies in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and gender and communication. 

Housing Description

You will live with the other program participants in a house located in Ghana’s capital, Accra, in the East Legon neighborhood, and not far from the University of Ghana campus. Most of the rooms are double- or triple-occupancy. Each room has a private bath and ceiling fan. The house has a kitchen, veranda, private courtyard, and 24-hour security. During excursions, hotel or hostel accommodations will be provided.

Additional requirements
  • 3.0 GPA for graduate students
  • One year of pre-journalism major undergraduate coursework
Application process
Contact Leslie Steeves ( to learn how to apply!
Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Priority Deadline Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD

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