Summer Internships in Ghana - On Site

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Pediatric Care and Reproductive Health Internships in Ghana


You will stay in a local home with the onsite coordinator. A live-in caretaker will cook homemade local food, clean, and take care of other daily needs the group may have. All housing will be on a shared basis, two to three students per room.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


Two meals a day are included on this program.

Excursions & Activities

Short excursions and day trips are included during orientation week.

Orientation Week Sample Schedule:

  • Guided city tour and welcome dinner
  • Visit to crafts market
  • Slavery museum tour
  • Beach day
  • Tour of clinics and hospitals where students will be rotating
  • Tour botanical gardens
  • Overnight excursion to Cape Coast, with guided tour of Elmina Castle, historical insight into the slave trade, and group dinner
  • Forest canopy walk

Get to Know Your Destination

Located in West Africa, Ghana has a long and rich cultural history and is considered one of the most stable and democratic countries in Africa. With strong political and economic systems, vibrant cities, and friendly people, Ghana offers a vibrant, cultural experience.

Despite strong economic growth and a stable political system, there are still challenges in providing quality healthcare for children throughout the country. Social and economic conditions have continued to impact the health of children, with malaria, anemia, and malnutrition as the leading contributors to the childhood morbidity in Ghana.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

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