Journalism in Ghana

The Summer 2020 Journalism in Ghana program has been canceled. For information about other Journalism classes being offered online this summer, please visit the Summer section of our website.


Journalism in Ghana is an intensive six-week experience in immersion journalism. Students follow a rigorous schedule, actively participate in reporting, writing, photographing, or filming almost every day. Students who wish to develop their reporting pieces further after returning to the U.S. will have the opportunity to do so.

The program is run though the College of Arts and Science summer study abroad programs. For more information and to access the application, visit the Journalism in Ghana section of the CAS Summer Abroad Programs website.

Financial aid may be available! Visit the Financial Assistance section of the CAS Summer Abroad Programs website to learn more.


Students take two courses (8 credits), both of which count as electives for the journalism major or both journalism minors:

  • Journalism and Society: Cultural Context of African Media JOUR-UA 9503 (4 credits)
  • Elective Reporting Topics: Reporting Africa JOUR-UA 9204 (4 credits)

Summer 2020 Program Dates

  • Student Arrival: Monday, May 25
  • Student Departure: Saturday, July 4

Summer 2020 Application Deadlines

  • December 1 – Application Launch
  • February 1 – Priority Deadline
  • March 1 – General Deadline
  • April 15 – Final Deadline
  • April 30 – Final Confirmation

Projects by Past Participants

More projects can be found on LiveWire.