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Ghana: Medical and Humanitarian Mission 2013

Ghana: Medical and Humanitarian Mission 2013

Ghana: Medical and Humanitarian Mission 2013
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3 May 2013 to 26 May 2013


Accra, Ghana

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
Email: ltrujillo@weber.edu


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
  • Lodging
  • Many Meals
  • Excursions
  • All domestic Transportations
  • Faculty
  • Course Materials
  • Course Credit

The cost does not include your passport, a Visa, if required, incidentals, any unscheduled travel, and excess baggage cost.

Selection Criteria

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.

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Up-to-date MMR, DPT, and polio vaccines.
  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Meningococcal (Menigitis)
  • Rabies
  • Polio
  • Anti-Malarial Drugs (not Chloroquine)

Payment Schedule

$500 non-refundable deposit due January 20, 2013.
$1,000 payment due February 17, 2013.
$1,200 payment due March 16, 2013.
Remainder ($1,500) due no later than April 13, 2013.
You may pay in person at the Hurst Center room 102B, by phone with a credit card, 626-6600.

The Fine Print

If the trip is cancelled, all participants will be refunded in full. Any refunds for withdrawal from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees, and according to Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves, all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates and prices may change. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of any changes by staying in contact with Study Abroad and the program director.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact your program director, or call Continuing Education at
(801) 626-6600.