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

Program costs vary depending on your home campus. Exact costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Estimates are in U.S. Dollars and subject to foreign currency exchange rates.

  • 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: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Visa Processing Fees: $100+
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1300 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $250+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $3760 – $4460*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as 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: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Visa Processing Fees: $100+
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1300 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $250+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    Indiana Resident: $4657.57 – $5357.57*
    Non-Resident: $7054.39 – $7754.39*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as 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: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Visa Processing Fees: $100+
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1300 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $250+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $4660 – $5360*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as 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 more program information, contact:

Amara Stuehling, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
astuehli@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8529

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