Takoradi and Beyond

  • Takoradi is… “A coastal port city in Western Ghana, with local beaches and colorful markets that are a riot of colors and sounds.”
  • Swim beneath cascading waterfalls in the Volta region, and explore treetop walkways in Kakum National Park
  • Canoe through the jungle to visit a stilt village on a lake
  • Lay your towel on the palm-fringed beach at Axim, or stretch out on Cape Coast’s sands
  • Mingle with locals in buzzing markets, where food, shopping and socializing are a bigpart of Ghanaian culture
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In Takoradi you'll live in our traditional Ghanaian house. It has large living spaces including a lounge, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and balconies. A great place to relax after a day at the hospital, the outdoor area has leafy gardens, where you can chill-out, read a book, play volleyball, or chat with housemates. It’s also a great location for our weekly house BBQ nights.

The experienced program team oversee the running of the house, providing 24/7 support. Also at the house, your chef cooks two group meals a day, and our housekeeper takes care of the cleaning. We also work with a local language teacher, who hosts twice-weekly lessons.

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Adding a whole new dimension to your clinical internship in Ghana, our village healthcare week is an opportunity to experience everyday life and healthcare provision in a busy rural fishing village. You’ll be assisting at the village Healthcare Centre and visiting local primary schools in the mornings. Staying far from any tourist centers, you’ll experience Ghanaian culture at it's most authentic.

In the afternoon you can paddle across the nearby lagoon in a hand-built canoe, help fishermen bring in the daily catch, or walk through the shallows to a local offshore island and ruined castle. There are also coastal trails with unspoiled beaches along the way. This experience really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the perfect ending to your healthcare internship in Ghana.


Placements in Ghana - Takoradi

Medical Internship, Ghana (Takoradi)

"I saw quite a few cases that I had only learned about in textbooks up until this placement."

Mohamad Abu Sharkh, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry 2018

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"We came back to the UK with very different perspectives on nursing, but believing that the basic values are still the most important thing."

Alice Plumptre & Rebecca Lowe, University of the West of England (UWE) 2018

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"A lack of modern technology and a scarcity of resources separated their standard of care from ours."

Hope Bauer, Michigan State University 2018

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"For anyone considering an elective abroad, I would recommend the experience without hesitation."

Clare Briggs, University of Huddersfield 2018

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"As cliché as it sounds, I shall remember the memories I made in Ghana for as long as I live".

Stephanie Humphries, Edge Hill University 2018

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