Children of Africa


Students aged 14 years or younger at the time of the GLA program will be required to travel as an unaccompanied minor.

Read about these specific airline policies here.

Flight Requirements:

Fly into and out of Accra, Ghana (Kotoka International Airport, airport code: ACC)

  • Arrival: Please note that you will commonly depart 1 day prior to arrive on your program start date.

        • 21-day Program: Arrive from 07:00 (7am) to 16:00 (4pm) on the day your program begins

        • 14-day Program: Arrive from 07:00 (7am) to 20:30 (8.30pm) on the day your program begins

  • Departure:

      • Depart after 10:00 (10am) on the day your program ends

Suggested Route:

The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.

Suggested Route Option 1:

    • Delta Airlines - New York City (JFK) to Accra (ACC)

    • Delta Airlines - Accra (ACC) to New York City (JFK)

Suggested Route Option 2:

    • United Airlines - Washington DC Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Accra (ACC)

    • United Airlines - Accra (ACC) to Washington DC Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Suggested Routes for Unaccompanied Minors

Recommended Travel Agency Partner

If you are looking for some guidance in booking flights, GLA has partnered with StudentUniverse in order to simplify the process. Regardless of how you plan on booking your flights, we recommend you speak with our travel agency partner first to ensure that you are getting the best deal and that you are booking the correct itinerary per GLA requirements and airline policy.


    • REQUEST: Click Here

    • QUOTES: 1-2 Business days

    • HOURS: Monday to Friday 9:00 (9am) to 18:00 (6pm) EST **Closed on weekends.

    • SERVICE FEES: Booking Fee $30 USD

Please do NOT book your flight until you've received the go-ahead! This will come either in the email titled, "Welcome Aboard! Save this Email!" or in a subsequent email.