Ghana

Ghana has three major public universities. The largest of these is the University of Ghana, located in Legon, a suburb of the capital, Accra. Other universities are located at Cape Coast University of Cape Coast and Kumasi Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, or "Tech". Smaller public universities include the University of Education at Winneba, the University of Development Studies with a main campus at Tamale and several other campuses around the north, and the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa, Western Region. There are also several private universities and colleges, both religious and non-religious.

There are some good schools while others aren't that great. Teachers are usually very strict and respect from the students is very important.

Some travelers may consider participating in a short term formal study abroad program in Ghana (http://www.gooverseas.com...) - topics range from the local language to familiarizing yourself with Ghana's history or economic policies. Travelers can benefit from these types of opportunities to deepen their understandings of and increasing their interaction with the Ghanaian culture and people.

A popular method of travelling around Ghana is to volunteer with the many organizations that Ghana boasts.

Africa Calling (http://www.africacalling.org)

AIESEC University students: (http://www.aiesec.org)

Disaster Volunteers of Ghana: (http://www.divog.org)

Global-Cultural Solution GCS: (http://www.gcs-np.org)

Ikando Volunteers: (http://www.ikando.org)

Light for Children (http://www.lightforchildr...)

Meet Africa (http://www.meetafrica.org)

Thrive Africa UK: (http://www.thriveafrica.co.uk)

Volunteering Solutions in Ghana (https://www.volunteerings...)

Ultimate Voluntary Organization

Offers opportunities for teaching, football coaching and/or medical volunteering. This grassroots organization is near the Volta and provides volunteers with a real sense of what Ghana is all about.

Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (http://vpwa.org)

The Humanity Exchange. Funded program provides low cost volunteering with excellent provisions and support in Esiama, Western Ghana. (http://thehumanityexchang...)

True Vision Ghana (http://www.truevisionghan...). A grassroots NGO that promotes the realization of rights of underprivileged children that are affected by HIV/AIDS in Wa, Ghana.