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Study Abroad in Ghana

The Division of Criminal Justice and the College of Continuing Education (CCE) plan an exciting study and travel opportunity each summer to explore the vibrant, peaceful and culturally enriching nation of Ghana in West Africa. The program examines comparative perspectives of law, justice, international human rights, and community justice and response to violence, as well as restorative justice and conflict-resolution processes. This is a life-changing opportunity for students to immerse in a diverse, rich African culture while receiving three units of credit. Visits will include the Ghanaian capital of Accra and the historic towns of Cape Coast and Kumasi. This trip is open to students from other universities and community members who would like to study abroad.

Sac State students receive course credit for one of the following courses:

  • CRJ 172 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRJ 250 Comparative Analysis of the Criminal Justice System

    Collage of images from study abroad program in Ghana

What's Included

  • 3 units toward CRJ 172 or CRJ 250
  • Travel insurance
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging at the University of Ghana-Legon
  • All excursions (city tour, Cape Coast Castle, King’s Palace, and Kente Village & Market)

** Cost does not include round-trip airfare from the United States

Information on the 2024 trip will be available during the 2024 Fall term including dates, information sessions and cost.


Nicole Fox, Ph.D.,

Ernest Uwazie, Ph.D.,