Public Health in Accra, Ghana 2022

May 6 - 28, 2022

Travel to Ghana, West Africa and have a hands-on, community-driven experience of health and social issues affecting women and children. The program collaborates with the Center for Learning and Childhood Development, a research-based, non-profit organization in Ghana. This field experience has four main components:

  1. Cultural, social, and historical immersion
    Students will have the opportunity to engage with caregivers to understand the lived experiences of families in a low-middle-income country. They will also visit historical and cultural sites to understand how colonialism, slavery, environmental conditions, and socio-economic factors influence health and development. Places to visit include the Cape Coast Castle (a site for holding former enslaved people), Kakuum National Park, Makola Market, The Centre for National Culture, and Bojo Beach.
  2. Participation in a community-based, non-profit-related project
    This component involves students’ participation in a non-profit organization’s intervention or service-related project.
  3. Visit to a health facility or community clinic
    Students will visit a health facility or a community-based clinic to observe healthcare delivery in a resource-constrained setting.
  4. Lecture
    Lectures will provide students with theoretical lenses to understand and critique issues and policies relating to health and development in the host country.

Program Course and Dates: Summer I, 2022 (traveling May 6 - 28, 2022)

Participants will receive credit for PS 4750/5750 Global Health and Social Issues (4 credits). Interested students who have already completed this course may instead receive credit for HS 4995 Directed Study in Health Sciences.

Deposit (Due December 10, 2021)$500
Installment Payment (Due January 10, 2021)$1,000
Installment Payment (Due February 10, 2022)$1,000
Balance Payment (Due May 1, 2022)$500
Total Program Charges $3,000

Refund Policy: All payments/deposits are non-refundable except in case of emergency or program cancellation. Requests for refunds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about the program, please visit the Public Health in Ghana website. For questions and other information, contact Dr. Kwame Sakyi by email at

The School of Health Sciences and the Office of International Education thank the program donors for their generous support of this program.