Arrival Information for Ghana

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Students are expected to arrive into the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on the evening of January 1st. If you have sent CISabrod your flight information, you will receive an airport reception. Airport pickup is included in the CISabroad program fee, but is only available to students who sent their flight details to CISabroad a minimum of three weeks before arrival and arrive on the designated arrival date and times. Students outside those dates/times must arrange their own transportation to their accommodation. To help us make sure we meet you at the airport, please complete the Travel Information form on your Portal if you have not done so already.


After arriving at the airport and going through customs, you will leave the exit gate. The CISabroad Site Director, Chelsea Shea, will be there to welcome you with a CISabroad sign. You will then begin your week-long CISabroad orientation throughout Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast. If you have any problems, please refer to the contact information found on your Pre-Arrival Instructions, which will be sent out a couple weeks prior to your arrival.  

*Note: Like many countries, upon exit from airport students may encounter a number of individuals asking to help carry tourists’ luggage for a fee. Students should ignore these requests look for the Site Director. 


Missed/Cancelled/Delayed Flight:
If you have missed your flight or a connection, do not panic. If your flight is delayed, please make sure to call the CISabroad Emergency phone so that we can inform our onsite team of your delay (+1 413 210 7091). We will do everything we can to pick you up from the airport, even if your flight is delayed, but if we cannot meet you there, we will provide you with detailed information on how to take transportation to your housing.
Lost Luggage:
Your bags may decide to take a later flight, don’t panic. If the airline loses your luggage you must file a report with the airline while you are still in the baggage area, before exiting customs. It is much more difficult to file this report once you’ve left the baggage claim area. Be sure to leave your name, address, and university. Once you have done this, you should exit the customs area and inform the Site Director that your luggage did not arrive.

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A Pre-Arrival sheet will be e-mailed to you, 1-2 weeks before you arrive onsite. This will contain more detailed information on your arrival as well as specific phone numbers and contact information if there are any issues with your flight or airport pickup.

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