Akoma Ntoaso

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Are you interested in traveling abroad, earning academic credit, making an impact, and experiencing new cultures? Then apply for PAL’s Akoma Ntoaso Summer Exchange program today!

All applications must be submitted by January 31.

There is no application fee, and all respondents will hear back from us in February 28, 2021. We look forward to meeting you!

Questions?

Take a look at the FAQs below or contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

You must be 18 years or older by the time they board the flight to Ghana. You should also be proficient in English, as this is the language in which all aspects of the program will be conducted.

While the program is geared towards students entering or currently attending university, it is open to anyone from any country! We welcome anyone who wants to play, learn, and make a difference.

Fee Breakdown

Click here to take a look at the fee breakdown. 

Application Process

The application is very straightforward. You will be asked to provide the following:

  • Personal and contact information
  • 2 short written responses about your motivations for attending the program. The questions and space for your response are included in the application itself.
  • Your updated CV or resume
  • An acknowledgement that you understand the program cost and payment deadline

Note that your information will only be shared within our organization and partners. All applications are due January 31, 2021. You will be notified about your application by February 28.

Passport and Visa

All participants must have a valid passport at the time of the program. Additionally, unless you are a Ghanaian citizen, you will have to procure a visa to enter the country.

Our team can help you along the way with both of these processes. However, it is your responsibility to apply for and procure these documents in time for your trip.

Health Information

In addition to a visa and passport, you must get a yellow fever vaccine before entering Ghana. Please contact your local health system for information about getting vaccinated. 

You will also need to take anti-malarial medication while in Ghana. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about getting a prescription.

Akoma Ntoaso COVID19 Protocol

PAL is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, our participants, and our community. As such, we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions as mandated by the government. We will continue to monitor the situation locally and globally, and we will update you if we expect any changes to impact the program. 

For a full breakdown of our health and safety protocol, COVID-related program details, and information about refunds, please click the button below. 

Contact us!

Nana A. Owusu

PAL U.S. President

nowusu@playandlearnusa.org

Hannah Sweatman

Akoma Ntoaso Program Director

info.akomantoaso@playandlearnusa.org

Nana Kwasi Ohene

Executive Director, PAL Ghana

nkohene@playandlearnusa.org

Akoma Ntoaso Ambassadors

Big Thanks to the Akoma Ntoaso Ambassadors!

The Akoma Ntoaso program seeks to foster genuine connection between people from around the world and members of our community. To do this, we have recruited some of our international ambassadors to spread the word far and wide. Meet them below!

Destiny N'Shyna Rivers

East Palo Alto, California, USA

Mokua Teresia Mokori

Webster, Texas and Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USA

Sakina Musah

Toronto, Canada

Lina Abdelsalam

San Francisco, California

Makayla Enchill

Ithaca, New York, USA

Norah Song

London, United Kingdom

Georgia Underhill

Hamburg, Germany

Benjamin Batinge

Oslo, Norway

Jessica Clement

Liège, Belgium

Eric Karikari

Maryland, USA

Felicia Boyefio

Dallas, Texas, USA

Katja Lindholm

Uppsala, Sweden

Abbi King

Freeport, Maine, USA

Daniel Kyereko

Leicester, England

Jeanette Addo

New York, USA

Prince Samuel Nuamah

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Sydni Jalani Kynard

Los Angeles, California, USA

David Owusu- Afriyie

London, United Kingdom

Samiyah Mubarak

Orlando, Florida, USA

Samira Mensah

Ipswich, United Kingdom

Halima Malika Mahdee

Oakland, California, USA

Chanel Perreault

Montreal, Canada

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