Ghana Highlights

  • Swim in the waterfall oases of the Volta region
  • Wander through the sprawling rubber plantations
  • Soak up the sun on golden beaches
  • Get back to nature on forest canopy walks
  • Explore the coastal forts and the history surrounding them

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Takoradi and Beyond

Ghana is the most exciting country on the entire west coast of Africa. Our base can be found in Takoradi, an energetic hub of activity where Ghanaian culture can be experienced in full swing. Lively markets, golden beaches lined with palm trees, restaurants and bars with live music, and cocktails at sunset as you watch the boats sail into port. Beyond the city you’ll discover elephant safaris in Mole Game Park, magnificent waterfalls that flow into one another in the Volta region (you can swim in them too), vast rubber plantations, immense forts running along the coast, and much more.

Home away from home

Upon your arrival at the airport our staff will meet you and take you to our beautiful house, which happens to be a short walk away from the beach. It’s also very easy to catch a ‘tro-tro’ (public minibus) into town, and by all accounts the house is an oasis of calm. You’ll be pleased to learn that the accommodation is fully catered and is solely for the use of Work the World students. On the matter of staff, our ground teams will be on call to ensure your placement goes off without a hitch for the duration of your internship in Ghana. Your in-house chef cooks local specialties, favorites from home, and our famous weekly barbecues. What’s more, our private security guard watches over the property day and night making it the perfect base for our internships in Nepal.

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ADD-ON: Village Healthcare Experience

To complement your clinical placement in the city, we’re presenting you with the chance to broaden your experience by living with a host family in a small village on Ghana’s beautiful west coast. Working with two local nurses, in the mornings you’ll attend the Village Health Care Centre, and conduct some community outreach work including a visit to the local primary school. This is the perfect complement for all Ghana internships. In the afternoons you’ll get a culture lesson as you spend time with local fishermen, take trips across a nearby lagoon in a locally built canoe, learn how the village alcohol is distilled, and walk coastal trails along stretches of unspoiled beach with not a tourist in sight.

Allen, Danielle

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The time I spent in the hospital was incredibly valuable

Danielle Allen, Queen's University, Belfast 2015

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Lennon, Helen

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The Village Healthcare Experience was one of my favourite weeks of the trip!

Helen Lennon, Queen's University, Belfast 2015

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Bradbeer, April

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I spent time with the nursing staff exchanging knowledge and ideas.

April Bradbeer, Bournemouth University 2015

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Fox, Melissa

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I spent 7 incredible, emotional weeks in Ghana, where I nursed in Accident and Emergency, male surgical ward, HIV clinic, labour ward, general medicine and paediatrics.

Melissa Fox, University of Manchester 2015

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Murrary, Jessica

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Working in these hospitals made me simultaneously angry & passionate. Angry at the lack of resources & passionate about wanting to make a difference

Jessica Murray, University of New South Wales 2015

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