Journalism in Ghana

Overview

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 through 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.


Courses

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 2022 Key Dates

Visit the Journalism in Ghana section of the CAS Summer Abroad Programs website for the most current, detailed information.

Arrival and Departure

  • Student Arrival: To be confirmed. Typically students arrive the last week of May.
  • Student Departure: To be confirmed. Typically students depart the first week of July.

Sample Projects by Past Participants