Global Health, Development and Service-Learning in Ghana

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Ghanaian market
Ghanaian market
Working with Ghanaian kids
Working with Ghanaian kids
Students visit a research institute
Students visit a research institute
Students visit a Ghanaian clinic
Students visit a Ghanaian clinic
Colorful boats docked in the coastal town of Elmina, Ghana.
Colorful boats docked in the coastal town of Elmina, Ghana.


This program examines issues of health and development in Ghana and offers both classroom-based learning and hands-on experiences. In the summer program, students will take Tropical Diseases and coursework on issues facing Ghanaian society. In the fall, students will be able to take courses in Community Psychology, Epidemiology and Ghana Health and Society. As a complement to your coursework, students choose an experiential service learning/internship experience at a local community organization, healthcare service provider, or research institute. A wide variety of service learning placements in the fields of health, education, environmental issues and development are available and offer unique shadowing and observational opportunities. Students can also take Modern Twi (Ghana's most commonly spoken language) and participate in excursions around Accra. Summer students will live with a host family, while students can choose a homestay or a dormitory accommodation during the fall term.

  • Study contemporary health issues facing developing countries in western Africa
  • Get an introduction to Epidemiology and Community Psychology or Tropical Diseases
  • Participate in tailored service-learning options, including clinical shadowing and observation
  • Get to know Africa through the very welcoming and accessible city of Accra in Ghana

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Ghanaian Cedi
91 F / 73 F
90 F / 73 F
84 F / 72 F
90 F / 73 F
Kotoka International Airport
( ACC )

Accra is the capital of Ghana and has been on the rise for the past 20 years. This multilingual country has offers museums, cultural centers, and beaches.

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