Whether you spend a semester or a year in a foreign country, studying abroad will help you develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide. Being immersed in an entirely new culture may be frightening but it may end up being the most exciting time of your life! It's an opportunity to discover yourself! You will encounter unfamiliar situations that will bring out strengths and capabilities you never knew you possessed and you will learn to adapt and respond effectively in the face of challenges. The following international experience options are available for students and faculty.

Study Abroad and Student ExchangesSummer programs
Service/Experiential LearningFaculty Exchanges


Study abroad and student Exchanges
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

Ashesi has study abroad and exchange partnerships with foreign universities and organizations that allow students to experience the world for themselves. Typically, student exchanges involve swapping an Ashesi student with another student from a foreign university with whom Ashesi has an exchange agreement.

Summer programs
“What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.” - Isadora Duncan

Spend the summer deepening your understanding of global issues in context while touring interesting sites, meeting new friends and discovering the beautiful Ghanaian culture. Customized summer programs are organized for students and faculty of foreign universities to broaden their perspectives on global issues. Options include faculty led summer programs, co – teaching, language proficiency, historical and cultural trips. Contact the OIP with your ideas and let us work together to make your summer a memorable one.

Service/Experiential Learning
“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” 
- Mark Twain

Real life situations present the best opportunity to transfer classroom knowledge and personal skills in a hands-on approach to solve real problems. Living and working in an entirely new socio-cultural setting can be daunting but very rewarding.

“An oil lamp feels proud to give light even though it wears itself away.” - African proverb

Time spent serving others and accomplishing projects constitute some of the most revered life changing experiences one can ever have. Encounter life in a developing country through community service, international volunteering and internships in a Ghanaian community.

Faculty Exchanges
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” - Nelson Mandela

Ashesi faculty members swap classrooms and students with faculty from partner universities for a period. Faculties are exposed to different teaching and learning methodologies used in other classrooms and return with a wealth of knowledge in tackling various topics. Faculty exchanges ensure that faculty members are abreast with best teaching practices used around the globe to deliver world class education to students.

Volunteer in Ghana

Interested in volunteer work as part of your study abroad experience? Contact us.

Contact the OIP

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The OIP Team

Carol Williams,

Millicent Adjei,
Associate Director of International Programs

Sylvia Kunkyebe,
International Programs Officer

Rosemary Kotei,
International Programs Officer

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