Ghana

Ghana

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Student teaching placements are made in Accra. Students may live in homestays or in boarding facilities provided by our collaborators at the Aya Centre.

For more information about Ghana, please visit:

Costs and Scholarships

Global Gateway for Teachers cannot provide exact cost information since costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Please note that all estimates are listed in U.S. Dollars. Keep in mind that foreign currency exchange rates will affect the value of the U.S. Dollar and hence your budget.

  • IU Bloomington Students

    There are a number of scholarships available for IU Bloomington students who participate in Global Gateway, some up to $4000.

    • Tuition and fees: Most IU Bloomington students will cover this cost with their regular tuition, though some exceptions may apply.
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Visa Processing Fees: $100+  
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1300 – $2000 +
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $250+
    • The Aya Centre Service Fee$500
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $4300 – $5000*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

  • Guest Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a guest campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Tuition and fees: Students from guest campuses pay for three credit hours:
      • Undergraduate Indiana Resident: $299.19 per credit hour
      • Undergraduate Non-Resident: $1098.13 per credit hour
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Visa Processing Fees: $100+  
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1300 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $250+
    • The Aya Centre Service Fee$500
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    Indiana Resident: $5197.57 – $5897.57*
    Non-Resident: $7594.39 – $8294.39*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

  • Partner Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a partner campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Placement Fee: $900
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Visa Processing Fees: $100+  
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1300 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $250+
    • The Aya Centre Service Fee$500
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $5200 – $5900*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

Teaching Responsibilities

Classroom instruction is largely in English, so you will likely be able to teach in your own content areas. Because Ghana is surrounded by French-speaking countries, placements may also be made in “bilingual” schools for student teachers who know French. Further, it may be possible to fulfill the practicum requirements in Ghana for the ENL license addition.

Other Considerations

Opportunities may exist for student teachers to spend a portion (one or two weeks) of the eight-week placement in a school in the Nima settlement of Accra. Additionally, students should be prepared for higher accommodation costs in Ghana.

Contact Us

For general program interest or inquiries, please write to us at ggt@iu.edu.

Dr. Laura Stachowski
Director
stachows@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8507

Dr. Paige Andersson
Assistant Director
paiander@iu.edu
(812) 856-8529

Paris King
Program Coordinator
pariking@iu.edu
(812) 856-8507

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