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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Winter/Jan Term
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  • Program Sponsor: Ramapo College of New Jersey 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter/Jan Term 2023 10/03/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/06/2023 01/15/2023
NOTE: tentative dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Discipline of Study: Social Work Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Guest House, Hotel Minimum GPA: 3.0
Class Status: 4th year (Senior), 5th year and beyond (Super Senior), Graduate student, Ramapo Alumni Program Type: Study
Program Description:
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Roukema Center for International Education
Office of International Programs

Global Clinical Social Work in Ghana:
Cultural Integration in Social Work Practice

MSW Ghana Group


  • Term: May
  • Base Location: Kumasi, Ghana
  • Credits: 3 MSW credits
  • Eligibility:
    • Graduate Students: Enrollment in a MSW Program is required
    • Undergraduate Students: Enrolled in the BSW degree program is required; preference given to upper-class students.
    • All Ramapo College students in good academic and judicial standing are eligible.
    • Students of other U.S. colleges or universities are also eligible.
  • Course Credit
    • Graduate Students: Earn 3 MSW credits towards your degree requirements
    • Undergraduate Students: Earn 3 credits that can be used as an undergraduate social work elective; can also be used as 3 MSW credits if future enrolled in Ramapo's MSW program


Course Description (MSWK 610)
This study abroad program is designed for students who have an interest in social work. The number of students is capped, so apply early. Prior to starting the program, there will be a series of pre-departure orientation sessions (attendance is mandatory). The program faculty and international education professionals will give a brief overview of the country, politics, and social work practices. They will also review standards of behavior expected of all students. The course faculty will share prior experiences with working in Ghana and provide protocol expectations. Upon return, students will attend a debriefing session on campus.

The objective of this study abroad program to Ghana, West Africa is to expose students to differences in social work environments and the cultural implications for communities. This program offers a comprehensive overview of community social work in Ghana as well as introduction to African civilization, society, and culture. By the end of the study abroad program, students will appreciate the impact that politics play on the delivery of social work in west Africa. 

Students will travel from Ramapo College – New Jersey to Ghana. They will reside and visit three main locations in Ghana: Kumasi (the main program base), Cape Coast & Accra. In each location, visits and guest lectures will allow the students to get first-hand contact and converse with members of the local and international social work communities, officials, as well as African students and academicians. Our academic base for the program will be at Ramapo's partner institution Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Kumasi. The study abroad program will also include guided tours of major historical and tourist attractions. 



Students will reside in local guesthouses close to the University in Kumasi and hotels while on excursion. The majority of meals are included in the program fee.

Ghana MSW Group 2


Program fee: $3995

Program fee includes: round-trip international airfare; tuition, comprehensive pre-departure and on-site orientation; Ghana visa; health & security insurance; on-site accommodations; most meals; all excursions and entrance fees; and in-country program transportation.
Program fee does not include: US airport transfers; personal expenses
Payment Timeline
  Application Deadline Mar. 2
  Commitment &
 $500 Deposit (non-refundable)
Mar. 13
  Payment #1: $1165 Apr. 1
  Payment #2: $1165 Apr. 15
  Payment #3: $1165 May 1
Late Fees : A late fee of $35 will be assessed for each payment not received by the payment deadlines communicated to you by the International Programs Office.
Note : There will be a 3-day grace period before a late fee is assessed.


Scholarships are available for eligible applicants:


CardaciaMs. Cardacia Davis, Field Work Coordinator


The Roukema Center for International Education
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road - ASB123, Mahwah, NJ 07430 USA
Telephone: (201) 684-7533