3 May 2013 to 26 May 2013
This amazing service learning opportunity has become a WSU-staple over the past few years. While on this Study Abroad Program in Ghana, you’ll have the opportunity to serve many people who live with much less than we could ever imagine. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will bring you to Accra, Ghana, where you’ll assist in screenings at clinics, give supportive health instruction, and other hands-on volunteer experiences. Not only will you earn credit in the College of Health Professions, you’ll also help your fellow man.
Registration for this program is open! If you want to join WSU for this amazing opportunity, sign up as soon as possible – spots will go fast!
|Destination(s) of Program:||Accra, Ghana|
|Dates of Program:||May 3 – May 26, 2013|
|Program Directors:||Lisa Trujillo|
For participating in this Study Abroad, you will receive up to 6 credit hours from the following:
- REST 4850 (Study Abroad)
- Other courses in your related discipline in Health Professions.
|Lisa Trujillo||Lisa has led this Study Abroad Program for many years. As an instructor in the Respiratory Therapy department and the Director of Clinical Education, she is a great asset to students traveling on this program.|
Day 1 Travel Day
Day 2 Arrive in Ghana, travel to Kumasi
Day 3 Free Day
Day 4 Aninwah Medical Center, Central market
Day 5 Free Health Care Clinic
Day 6 Aninwah Medical Center
Day 7 Mole National Park
Day 8 Mole National Park
Day 9 Kintempo Falls, Clinic in Techiman
Day 10 Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
Day 11 Chief’s Palace, National Museum
Day 12 Aninwah Medical Center
Day 13 Community Education Day
Day 14 Bonwire, Ahwiaa
Day 15 Travel to Accra
Day 16 African Market, Osu Market, Jamestown
Day 17 Free Day
Day 18 Health Clinic, Ghana News Agency
Day 19 Student Education, Community Education
Day 20 Free Health Clinic, Francis University
Day 21 Student Education, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
Day 22 Kakum National Park
Day 23 La Lodi Beach
Day 24 Travel Home
*This itinerary is subject to change. Once registered, you will be kept informed by your program director of the actual itinerary.
The tentative cost of the program will include:
- International Airfare
- Many Meals
- All domestic Transportations
- Course Materials
- Course Credit
The cost does not include your passport, a Visa, if required, incidentals, any unscheduled travel, and excess baggage cost.
Students interested in participating in this Study Abroad Program must submit a one-page personal statement regarding their goals and qualifications that make them a good candidate for selection. Students should understand that the conditions in which you will be living will not be what you are accustomed to in the United States. Heat and very high humidity will be a daily experience. There will be times when students are expected to walk long distances, sometimes in rough terrain.
- Up-to-date MMR, DPT, and polio vaccines.
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal (Menigitis)
- Anti-Malarial Drugs (not Chloroquine)
$1,200 payment due March 16, 2013.
Remainder ($1,500) due no later than April 13, 2013.
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