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Public Health in Ghana

PARTICIPATE IN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN GHANA!

Join Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, PhD and Emily Eisenhart, MA on a 4-week journey through the country of Ghana as you complete a rewarding internship/practicum/preceptorship experience in West Africa, and learn about the successes and challenges of developing effective public health infrastructure.

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Course Titles and Credits:

Students pursuing the DrPH, MPH, BSPH or with the Center for Addiction Recovery will be required to enroll in 3 credit hours. Students have the opportunity to select from the following:
PUBH 9790s – Doctoral Preceptorship in Public Health
PUBH 7790s – Practicum in Public Health
PUBH 4195s – International Studies Abroad in Health and Promotion
PUBH 4090s – Selected Topics in Public Health

Graduate and undergraduate students outside of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health may all also apply for and participate on this program for elective credit as approved by their home departments.

Eligibility:

Students should possess a 2.5 GPA at the time of application and achieved Sophomore status, with no active disciplinary record.  All students must be fully admitted to the institution, and at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.

Dates of Program:
June 30 – July 31, 2018 (Summer Term B)

Program Cost:
$5,310.00

Includes: Rountrip airfare to Ghana, all ground transportation for group activities; lodging for the duration of the program; breakfast and dinner most days; all required tour and excursion fees; visa processing, and a medical travel insurance plan.

Additional Costs: Tuition & fees, additional meals beyond those provided, any required immunizations or prophylaxes, passport fees, or incidental expenses and souvenirs.

Nature and Purpose of the Program:
The 4-week trip will be organized in coordination with the University of Cape Coast, the Kommfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, and the Hopeful Way Foundation. Through a placement and work assignment of 300 hours, this program will enhance experiential learning in the areas related to: infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS research/counseling/global health policies, birth defects, water quality and quantity in developing countries, rural health, malaria studies, pesticide applications & public health implications, food processing and restaurant inspections, water purification, waste management, etc. The Center for Addiction Recovery students’ experience will incorporate recovery-oriented service-learning (much like their on-campus curriculum) through their work in mental health facilities in Ghana.

During the program students will have the opportunity to tour professional and educational facilities and interact with their counterparts there.  In addition to their placement experience, students will be able to observe traditional African cultures and interact with Ghanaian residents from diverse backgrounds to learn about the cultures and sub-cultures of Ghana.

Example Excursions and Activities:

  • Placement and 300 hours of internship, practicum, or preceptorship work
  • Visits to Cape Coast and the Elmina castles
  • Trip to the Kakum National Park
  • Meeting and learning from professionals and locals about public health and culture in Ghana
  • Visits to Kumasi and Accra, and a safari tour
  • Walking excursions of the Aburi Gardens and other attractions

Application and Payment Schedule:

Program Application and $300.00 Program Deposit/Visa Fee/Mandatory travel insurance: Due February 2, 2018
Airfare of $2,000: Due March 3, 2018
1st Program Payment of $1,505: Due April 3, 2018
2nd Program Payment of $1,465 + $40.00 insurance payment: Due May 5, 2018

All payments should be made through the Georgia Southern Studies Abroad “Public Health in Ghana” Marketplace webpage.

Refund information:

If for some reasons a student (who has made partial or full payment) cannot participate in the program, below is the refund policy:

  • Program Application fee of $100 is non-refundable at any time.
  • 100% of the Visa Application fee and charges is non-refundable after February 3, 2018.
  • 100% of the amount received from the student (except for the application fee and visa fees) will be refunded if a student withdraws before airfare tickets are purchased.
  • Limitations on airfare refunds. If a student withdraws from the program and requests a refund after Airline Tickets have been purchased and 24 hours prior to departure time, all airline fees and charges (associated with ticket cancellation) will be deducted from the purchase price of the ticket.
  • 100% of the amount for housing/hotel, meals, excursions, and other program fees which will not be used in the U.S. will be refunded if a student withdraws before June 2, 2018.

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Submit applications to any of the locations listed at the top of the application form.  Applications can also be sent through campus mail to Emilee Carr at P.O. Box 8106.

Have questions or need more information?  Please contact:
Dr. Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, College of Public Health – evansafriyiegyawu@georgiasouthern.edu
Ms. Emily Eisenhart, Center for Addiction Recovery – eeisenhart@georgiasouthern.edu
Ms. Emilee Carr, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs & Services  ecarr@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Last updated: 10/4/2017