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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: GVI 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Maymester 2025 01/01/2025 02/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Hotel, Independent Housing, Residence Hall
Program Type: Field Study, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad
Program Description:
Ghana Teaching Internship (short-term)
Start your career working as a teacher abroad by completing this three-month internship in Ghana.

Ghana ECD
Program Focus
The GVI team in Ghana work in the town of Kokrobite, and the surrounding fishing communities, to improve the quality of locally offered education for nursery to junior aged students. During the week you will be planning, designing, and delivering educational classroom sessions and extra-curricular activities to be run with students from local schools. In doing this, you will be helping to provide local schools with the manpower they need to allow each child access to more personalised instruction in subjects like English, arts, crafts and literacy. You will also get the opportunity to be involved in activities that help promote the Sustainable Development Goals including SDG #4, Quality Education.

Weekends are yours to explore the tropical surroundings, site-see, or simply relax at base with your fellow volunteers. Through your programme, you will be making a valuable contribution to local education and supporting the local community.

Ghana location boat
Equatorial Ghana is known for its coastal landscape of palm-lined beaches, magnificent lakes and rivers surrounded by fecund tropical forests teeming with butterfly life, birds and Mona monkeys swinging through the treetops. Ghana, located in a subregion of West Africa, also has a rich cultural heritage stretching far into the early medieval ages, and it is here that we aim to support communities in their efforts to improve the quality of basic education offered at schools and provide women with the support they need to become more financially independent and socially empowered.

GVI volunteers will be living and working in at our base in Kokrobite, a small village on the outskirts of the capital of Accra, where many of the local community are sustained by fishing. Here we work with various stakeholders including governmental organisations, local NGOs, schools, and women’s rights groups to create a platform for international volunteers to contribute to local sustainable development projects that assist these organisations to achieve their goals.

In your free time, take a walk around a nearby market to try on kente garments, known by the people of Ghana as ‘the cloth of kings’, or browes the bead and jewellery stalls. You can also explore the forts from the colonial era or sample Ghanaian delicacies like freshly roasted plantains, while enjoying the rhythms of local musicians and basking in the sun.

Ghana learning
Program Highlights
  • Plan, design and deliver educational classes on a range of subjects to young children, in their early years of education.
  • Earn your GVI ILM Leadership Development certificate, a qualification recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
  • Contribute directly to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4, Quality Education.
  • Meet and live with participants from across the world and immerse yourself in West African community and culture.
  • In your free time experience dramatic West African sunrises over palm-fringed beaches.
If applying for this program to obtain credit from an institution, GVI can supply learning outcomes and support in the application.

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