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  • Locations: All, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Non-Credit AU Program College/School: Office of the Provost, School of Nursing
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Elizabeth Essamuah-Quansah, eid0001@auburn.edu, Valarie Thomas, vzt0009@auburn.edu
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:
Outreach Global & School of Nursing -
Ghana Healthcare Program (Non-Credit)
Google Maps Ghana

APPLY NOW
Students apply directly on the Outreach Global website: Online Registration

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Join Outreach Global's 9 days annual community health clinic and educational program in Ghana. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the local society and culture of Ghana than joining the Ghana Annual Healthcare Program.

The Ghana Annual Healthcare Program includes:

  • Health clinics
  • Volunteer opportunities at hospitals and clinics
  • Visit to educational institutions
  • Visit to museums and attraction sites
  • Visit to national reserve parks
View the Program Flyer: GhanaSpringBreak.pdf

Outreach Global Annual Ghana Spring Break Free Health Clinic is a program designed to offer volunteer opportunities to AU school of nursing students, faculty, general student population, staff, and members of Alabama community. The program creates opportunities for participants to learn about the healthcare needs and systems of Ghana, West Africa. In addition, participants are expose to cultural, social, and educational perspectives of the African continent.

This year, Outreach Global in collaboration with School of Nursing "adopted" the Pediatric Unit at Effia-Nkwanta Regional hospital in Sekondi, Western Region. AU students, staff, faculty and volunteers screened several patients for common ailments such as hearing, sight, diabetes, glucose testing, vital signs, and general health examinations. With support from Effia-Nkwanta regional hospital physicians and pharmacists, patients were diagnosed, treated and prescribed medications that were offered free of charge. In addition, Outreach Global office and School of Nursing donated over 30 boxes of children books, medical supplies and stuffed animals to Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi.

Special thank you to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn and all our generous donors both on and off campus for making the annual healthcare program in Ghana successful.

Practical Experience in Ghana

ELIGIBILITY

 AU School of Nursing students and AU students of any major.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ghana is a developing country in West Africa that has limited access to electricity and internet connectivity. Ghana is a tropical climate, though there may be times of dry dusty weather due to winds coming from the Sahara Desert.  Students must stay hydrated and know their limits in this type of climate/weather.  There will be substantial walking involved, and may include unpaved paths.  Please note Ghana's diet is he
avily carb based (rice, plantains, etc.).  Students also should not venture into the ocean due to extensive rip currents.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 26- March 7, 2020

AU Group in Ghana

PROGRAM COSTS
Registration fees include accommodation, processing fees, in-country transportation, and all scheduled activities. Participants will be responsible for flights.
Auburn Nursing Students: $1,700

All registrations will be made online

HOUSING

 




LOCATION
Ghana, Africa

Health Clinic

Officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 92,099 sq mi, Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language. Ghana's population of approximately 30 million spans a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. According to the 2010 census, 71.2% of the population was Christian, 17.6% was Muslim, and 5.2% practiced traditional faiths. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannas to tropical rain forests.

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

Dr. Quansah Quote
 

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.

Dr. Elizabeth Essamuah-Quansah -or- Mac-Jane Crayton
Office of Outreach Global
Email: outrglb@auburn.edu
Tel: 334-844-5716

-or-

Dr. Valarie Thomas
School of Nursing
Email: vzt0009@auburn.edu
Tel: 334-844-6765

 




This program is currently not accepting applications.