photo by Brayden Walker

Program details: This unique program allows students to see Ghana up close while making a difference in the lives of the country’s people. Participants may earn community health, anthropology, and internship credit as they work with local health-care providers, schools, and the health ministry in teaching public health and AIDS awareness and prevention programs.

Ghana is a stable, English-speaking nation situated on Africa’s beautiful Gold Coast. It has miles of white beaches, thick tropical jungles, and savanna grasslands. Its city markets boast a variety of tropical fruits as well as numerous types of African handcrafts and native art. In addition to their work in class and in teaching, students will visit many of the local cultural and scenic sites, including beaches, markets, and wildlife parks.

Tentative dates: June 24 - August 11, 2013; tentative travel dates: July 11 - August 11, 2013.

Program sites: Students will live in Accra, the capital city. The program will include excursions in and around the city. Possible excursions include wild animal park/treetop climb and visits to slave castles and Ghana’s beaches.

Anticipated curriculum: Participants will enroll in a three-credit- hour Ghana-prep course during spring 2013. While in Ghana, students will complete a total of six credit hours from the following course offerings: Health 3150 (Culture, Ecology, and Health), which cross lists with Anthropology 3150, or Health 350G (International Health); and Health 483R (International Health Education Internship); or another option(s) as arranged.

Estimated participation fee: $2,495. Apply by November 26, 2012, for this price. Availability is limited.

Participation fee covers: Housing and transportation within Ghana, breakfasts and dinners, entry visa, local excursions and entry fees.

Participation fee does not cover: UVU tuition (approx. $160 per credit hour), round-trip airfare to Ghana, passport, inoculations, lunches, discretionary spending.

Director: Lynley Rowan, associate professor of community health, PE147f, 801.863.6228,

Application deadline: November 26, 2012. Submit application, two letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the participation fee will be higher and program space is limited. Application materials are available at International Study Programs in WB147.

Tuition Waivers: UVU Employee & Employee Dependent Tuition Waivers may be applied for up to six credits of ISP tuition.

Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility.
Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

Scholarships: UVU will provide need-based scholarships to qualified participants. Application materials are available at International Study Programs in WB147.