Migration is nothing new in Ghana, a country that has been globalized for hundreds of years. Linkages to the rest of the world are kept up by trade, family networks and colonial ties. My research interest is how young people in of today, especially those who have been fortunate to go to university in Ghana, think about the migration option. While the International Student Migration (ISM) literature is growing, few studies concern students from and in the Global South.

Who is more likely to migrate? Who is more likely to stay? What steps are included in the migration process? Who are the actors or influencers? What are some of the thoughts Ghanaian students harbour about migration?

This  is a PhD research project at University of Ghana, Institute of African studies, carried out by Kajsa Hallberg Adu. The research was completed in 2015. Welcome to read the dissertation in full here.