African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Ghana Maymester Study Abroad Program


Students will gain a cross-cultural understanding of power as it relates to current socio-economic dynamics in Ghana. Specific focus will be on historical and contemporary conditions. Students will examine the role of colonialism, cultural history, and social policy in influencing the prevailing societal issues in Ghana, and will explore various agency programs, non-governmental organizations, and indigenous projects that are actively responding to Ghana’s major social service needs. 

Emphasis will be on communities as they relate to social development, for example: poverty, child welfare, women and family services, health and disability services, housing and migration concerns, employment and technology development, and environmental protection in rural and urban communities. 

This program satisfies a major elective for Social Work. It also meets major requirement for the departments of African & African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology. 


Application Deadline: Priority Deadline: October 15

Program Begins: mid-May

Program Ends: mid-June

Application Process and Requirements

  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Students must be nominated by a UT professor. Nomination letters should be submitted directly by the professor to
  • Students must submit the completed Ghana Study Abroad Application to, with "Ghana Study Abroad Application" in the subject line.
  • Students must also submit their most recent resume.
  • An interview may be required.
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

If you have any questions regarding the program or the application process, email

Program Fees & Housing: $6000

  • airfare not covered
  • University of Texas tuition and fees not covered

Scholarships are available through the department and the College of Liberal Arts. For more information visit