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ISEP Ghana

Africa & Middle East

This direct enroll program gives you access to living and learning alongside locals at the University of Ghana for an immersive experience. Check the ISEP Ghana program website for specific eligibility requirements and program features.

Program Details

Legon, Ghana
Academic Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session

Program Eligibility

Student Type
Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Student Year
Language Prerequisite
Language Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite

Program Model

University Study

Program Structure

ISEP is an educational non-profit that connects students to high-quality academic programs. View ISEP's guide to Ghana.

This is an affiliate program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.

Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.


Students from the University of Minnesota will be participating in the ISEP Direct program. Learn about course offerings through ISEP's website.

The ISEP Ghana program offers 2 different programs:

  • Global Engagement Program (offered Fall, Spring & Academic Year)
  • Summer in Ghana (offered Summer only)
    • The following courses for the Summer program fulfill the following Liberal Education requirements: 
      • HIST 315 - History of the Black Diaspora: Historical Perspective Core & Global Perspectives
      • ARCH 331 - Art History of Ghana:  Arts, Humanities Core & Global Perspectives 

Dates Details

Dates vary depending on program term and year. Visit ISEP's website for program dates and application deadlines.

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will consist of: 

  • Online health & safety orientation - This asynchronous module can be accessed in your LAC checklist and is mandatory for all students.
  • LAC affiliate orientation (live Zoom session) - UofM-specific information will be covered (academic planning, finances, etc.). Details on the LAC affiliate orientation will be sent to students via email. 
  • Affiliate provider orientation - This orientation will cover program-specific information. Your affiliate provider will invite you to a pre-departure orientation leading up to your departure. 

Understand it is your responsibility to review the information shared at these orientations. 


University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

How to Calculate the Total Program Fee

Affiliate Program Fee plus APAAC plus International Health Insurance minus Affiliate Fee Reduction equals Total program fee

To calculate your total program fee

Find your Affiliate program fee

To locate ISEP's published program fees, visit their fees page


Refer to the Affiliate Program Fees. Follow instructions on that page to determine your APAAC.

Add International Health Insurance

You will be billed approximately $2/day for your international health insurance.

Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction

Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.

What Is the APAAC?

Students participating on affiliated programs are charged a program fee that is inclusive of the affiliate's program fee, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic, and Administrative Costs (APAAC), and international health insurance. The APAAC covers:

  • Application processing
  • Advising services, orientation
  • Course registration
  • Grade transfer and posting for resident credit
  • Program billing and assistance with financial aid (when applicable)

Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.

Billing & Payments

Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

Each of our affiliated programs awards its own array of scholarships. Check out ISEP's Scholarships here.

Cancellation Policy

Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling


Complete pre-application advising.


The COVID-19 vaccine and booster are required by the host country and/or on-site partners and facilities for most study abroad programs. Complete your COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately.

You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

Apply Now

If your program and term does not appear in the drop-down list of available programs, select ‘ISEP—Other Programs Not Listed Here’ and complete the application item ‘Affiliate Program Information’ found in your application checklist.


In addition to completing the LAC application, submit to ISEP:

  • ISEP Online Application

Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.

Once your application is complete, we can electronically authorize your application with ISEP.

Next Steps

  1. Upon submitting the online application, you will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
  2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit all of the items. Your application is not considered complete until all items on your application checklist are either received or waived.
  3. Complete the affiliate program's application requirements as applicable.
  4. Your completed application is reviewed by our program team. If nominated for participation, the Learning Abroad Center contacts the affiliate's staff to notify them of your status.
  5. You will be notified of an admission decision by email. If admitted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist. Log in to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
  6. Do not pay the affiliate’s confirmation deposit. The affiliate accepts the Learning Abroad Center’s deposit as indication of confirmation. The Learning Abroad Center deposit is submitted by completing the Confirmation and Payment Agreement found on the confirmation checklist assigned to you.
  7. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log in to the online application and submit a Cancel Request. You must also notify your affiliate of your cancellation.

Program Contact

For further information or questions about this program, send an email to

Nathan Jacobson or call at 612.626.4523