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Ghana Make a Difference

Program Details

Join us on an amazing adventure to Ghana where we'll have the opportunity to provide service to a school that houses children rescued from human trafficking. Some of the service projects we will be able to choose from include building a school, building foster housing, or expanding the medical building. And most importantly, spending quality time with the rescued children who live on-site, which may include playing soccer with them, reading to them, singing with them, and so on. There will be no shortage of opportunities to enrich their lives and yours.

Student priority registration until Feb. 28th. 

Last day to register is March 7th.

Destination:

  • Accra, Ghana

Projects:

  • GMAD project

Program Dates:

April 28th - May 11th, 2024

Cost

Student Cost$4,199 flight is included

Community member cost: $4,399 flight is included

Deposit: $500

Program is expected to be paid in full prior to departure.

Deposit is due 72 hours after registration. If not paid in that timeframe, you may be dropped from your trip.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit and future payments online. Charges should show on your account within 24-48 hours after registration. If you want to pay with cash or check, please pay at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Included: airfare, accommodation, local transportation abroad, insurance, and tuition.

Not included: passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and meals

Itinerary

Itinerary is subject to change. Please make sure to attend all pre-departure meetings!

April 28th: Leave SLC (4pm)

April 29th: Arrive in Ghana (9pm) travel to GMAD

April 30th: Project at GMAD

May 1st: Project at GMAD

May 2nd: Project at GMAD

May 3rd: Project at GMAD

May 4th: Head to Lake Volta, stop at monkey sanctuary and cultural center. Possible stop at a fishing village

May 5th: waterfall hike and Togo overlook hike

May 6th: Explore the area (optional Church)

May 7th: see Fort Prinzentein (slave castle on the way back to GMAD)

May 8th: Project at GMAD

May 9th: Project at GMAD

May 10th: half day at the beach with GMAD kids in the morning. Half day of project

May 11th: Wrap up projects at GMAd. Fly home and arrive in SLC

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University in

  • CM 4830: Directed Readings - offered by Jeremy Farner
  • GEOG 4950: Directed Readings - offered by Dr. Julie Rich
  • ARCH 1040: offered by Shawna Code

Program Directors

Jeremy Farner

jfarner@weber.edu

Shawna Code

srowley@weber.edu

Dr. Julie Rich

jrich@weber.edu

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8715.