A GVSU Faculty-led Program
Tell me about this program
Open to: All majors
Ghana Honors Program Overview Video
When can I go?
Where will I live?
Students will stay in on-campus and guest housing.
Who is eligible to participate?
This program is open to ALL majors. Non-Honors students are eligible to apply. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA required.
GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to non-GVSU students.
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018
Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information
What credits will I receive?
Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
HNR 281: Ghanaian Life & Culture (3 credits to social science) AND
HNR 399: Independent Study: Service-Learning (3 credits to junior seminar) OR
HNR 499: Senior Project (3 credits)
Non-Honors students can receive both World Perspectives general education and independent study credits.
Language of instruction: English
How much does the program cost?
Program Fee: $3,825
- Round-trip transportation from Grand Rapids
- All meals
- All ground transportation
- GVSU Tuition (6 credits) ($3,150)
- Vaccinations ($300)
- Passport/Visa fees ($200)
- Personal expenses ($200)
- Anti-malaria medication ($200)
- ISIC card (Optional) ($28)
- Textbook fees ($10)
Total Projected Cost: (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $7,913
To contact the Financial Aid office, email email@example.com with Study Abroad in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail.
Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home schools study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs.
FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.
James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186
Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.
Who can tell me more?
All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.