The capital city, Accra,
has a population of over 2 million. The city boasts the Du Bois Centre, which houses a research library and gallery of manuscripts, as well the graves of its namesake, W.E.B. Du Bois, and his wife Shirley Graham Du Bois, numerous museums, the National Theatre, government buildings, and beaches.
located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in West Africa, is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence post-colonialism from the British. Called at the time the Gold Coast, Ghana gained it's independence in 1957. Ghana is geographically closer to the "center" of the Earth than any other country, and has a warm climate.
W&M students will take one course in public health. Students will be housed in hotels in Accra, and meals will be provided on site. Some possible excursions to include a trip to the Slave Fort in Cape Coast, Akosombo Dam, Monuments in Accra built to commemorate independence and Statue of Nkrumah, visit to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and a Primary Health Care center in Volta region, as well as data collection at a community to be identified. Potential visits also to the parliament and US Embassy.
KINE 460: African Health Promotion
This program will set up students to work in community health across the world, including minority health in the US
There is a required 1 credit course
to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Ghana and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.
Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at VMI. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Arrival date: late June
Departure date: early July
Length of 2 weeks
Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 2
Final payment: April 2
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
2019 program fee
: estimated to be no more than $5500, actual program fee to be updated in January.
Students are responsible for airfare, visas, and vaccines.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
All W&M students in good academic standing.