Excursions & Activities
- Travel to Cape Coast and Elmina to see slave castles and the starting point of the transatlantic journey.
- Visit the Ashanti region to explore the traditional chieftaincy institution, history, and culture as well as the role women play in the making and unmaking of chiefs among the Ashanti people.
- Experience regional highlights like Aburi Botanical Gardens, Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, Boti Falls, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Lake Volta, Tafi-Atome monkey sanctuary, and the W.E.B. Dubois Center.
- Get involved on campus by joining a music, theater, or art group, or meeting up with Ghanaian students for soccer, running, swimming, field hockey, or tennis. Basketball and baseball are also getting popular.
- Take advantage of campus lectures, discussions, and receptions.
Gain important real-world experience and academic credit by pursuing an internship. You will have the opportunity to shadow doctors and nurses during ward rounds at the West Africa AIDS Foundation and International Health Care Center; teach English or math and mentor children at the Future Leaders Underprivileged Care Center; assist with research and advocacy at the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition or work alongside entrepreneurs in various fields of business.
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Volunteering. Get involved with local Ghanaians through service work. Volunteer at a hospital or rural health clinic, government think-tank, NGO, day-care center, school, newspaper, domestic violence support center, or similar organization.
Community service. Join other CIEE students for a group service-project, like painting or scrubbing a special needs center, collecting donations, or building a water filtration system.
Community Engagement. Immerse yourself in the Ghanaian culture while giving back to your host community. You may volunteer at local schools and orphanages. Previously, students have volunteered in day care centers, elementary and junior high schools, teaching computer literacy, coaching soccer, and mentoring disadvantaged youth. CIEE Legon also undertakes community service every semester. Past projects have included painting, weeding, and scrubbing at a special needs center; donation of cloth items and water tanks; and the building of a water filtering system at a village.
Peer support. Have the support of a U-Pal – a CIEE-trained University of Ghana student who will help you get settled and connected in Legon.