1. What is the cost of program tuition? What is included in the program fees?
The program cost for the Semester in Ghana program can be found on the Price and Dates page.
2. When are the program fees due?
Program fees for Spring Semester in Ghana are due on December 1; program fees for the Fall Semester are due July 1. CISabroad will email invoices to students approximately one month before the program payment deadline. For example, if your payment deadline is July 15, you should expect your invoice in mid-June. If you are using financial aid, please ensure all financial aid paperwork is returned to our office by the payment deadline. If your financial aid does not cover your entire balance, CISabroad accepts these payment methods.
3. What is due with my application and when is my application due?
There are four easy steps in the Application process.
1. Fill out the online application, which includes your contact information, what program you are applying for, etc.
2. Pay the $200 application deposit in order to secure your space in the program. This amount will be applied toward the final cost.
3. Submit: Academic Reference Form, Course Selection Worksheet, Personal Statement, Applicant Profile, University of Cape Coast Application, Copy of Passport Photo Page, Resume, Recent Digital Photo, and (optional) Scholarship Application.
4. Mail in your official Transcript to our office.
For detailed instructions, see application instructions. The application for the Fall programs is usually May 15th, and the application for Spring programs is usually October 15th or November 1st. See "Price & Dates" page.
4. Do I need a passport or visa? When should I apply for my passport/visa?
For almost all CISabroad programs, you WILL NEED A PASSPORT. Your passport must be valid for 6 months BEYOND the date you return to the United States. For detailed passport instructions, U.S. citizens should check the State Department's Travel Site. For the Semester in Ghana program, you WILL need a visa. More information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
5. Is there a GPA requirement?
Yes! For the Semester in Ghana program, the GPA requirement is 2.5.
6. What are my housing options?
As a CISabroad student studying in Ghana, you will be living in one of the international student resident halls located on the University of Cape Coast campus.
7. Will other students participate in the program with me? How many?
CISabroad programs are not only a great way to meet local and international students, but also students from around the United States. Program size varies each year - if enrollment size is important to you, contact a CISabroad advisor at 1-877-617-9090.
8. How many credits are offered in the program?
For the Semester in Ghana program, you will enroll in 4-5 courses (12-15 U.S. Credits). Before you go abroad, it is best to get 12-15 courses approved. The courses listed on the University of Cape Coast's website are subject to change, so you will need to be flexible with the courses you select. This program is best suited for students who still have electives, general education requirements or a few interdisciplinary courses to fulfill.
9. Can I combine this program with another CISabroad program like intern, summer, or semester abroad?
Yes! A great way to extend your CISabroad experience is participating in another program. Combine semester programs to create a full academic year or if an academic year is just a little too long and a semester is too short, combine a semester and summer session or a semester and January term program. You can also participate in a semester abroad and combine that with a summer intern abroad. To find out more information on the application process for more than one CISabroad program, contact a CISabroad advisor at 1-877-617-9090.