Ghana - Junior Global Scholars


Project Site - Kpong, Ghana, West Africa

Tentative Trip DatesGhana

Ghana: June 8/9 - July 1/2, 2018
June 21/22 - July 14/15, 2018

Ghana + Paris Trip Cost (2018 pricing)
Student cost: $4,250.00
Additional 4 Credit cost: TBD

Application Deadline: January 12, 2018
$500.00 Deposit Required

(Costs include shared accommodations, program-related travel, international health insurance, program excursions, welcome and farewell social events, and some meals. Costs do not include international airfare, passport and visa fees, some meals, personal expenses, optional excursions).

Would you like to earn college credit for your Junior Global Scholars Trip?
Through the High School University Program (HSUP) the Division of Public Health is offering high school sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit for participating in the Junior Global Scholars trip. The 4-college credit cost will be in additional to the trip cost. More information to follow.

Ensign College Map

June 2017 Itinerary:
June 5 The Ghana Team leaves for Ghana
June 6 The Ghana Team arrives in Ghana
Travel to Kpong
June 7 Orientation
June 8 Health2Go Research Project
June 9 Health2Go Research Project
June 10 Health2Go Research Project
June 11 Elmina Slave Castle & Canopy Walk
June 12 Health2Go Research Project
June 13 Conference on Albinism
June 14 Health2Go Research Project
June 15 Travel from Kpong to Kumasi
June 16 Kumasi
June 17 Travel from Kumasi to Mole National Park
June 18 Mole National Park
June 19Travel from Mole National Park to Kumasi
June 20 Travel Kumasi to Kpong
June 21 Health2Go Research Project
June 22 Health2Go Research Project
June 23 Travel to Accra, Fly out Late Evening for Paris
June 24Travel to Paris – Arrive in Paris in the afternoon
June 25 Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame
June 26 Paris Sewer Museum, Pasteur Institute
June 27 Catacombs
June 28 Travel from Paris to Salt Lake

Program Information:

Imagine yourself on a learning abroad trip to Ghana and Paris. You will spend two and half weeks in Ghana and four days in Paris (June 2018).
  • Looks good on your college application
  • Expand your horizons
  • Real world experience
  • Meet new friends
What you will experience?Ghana 3
  • Interact with colleagues from the Ensign College of Public Health
  • Interact with community members living in Ghana
  • Help improve the health of the people in the Eastern Region of Ghana by being a part of a research team.
  • Excursions:
    • Mole National Park – learn about ecotourism and habitat, while we go on elephant safari
    • Cedi Beads – learn about the bead industry and how it is tied to local culture, and then shop with the owner
    • Kakum National Park – proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will learn about the rain forest as we take a canopy walk
    • Louvre Museum – discover the influence of disease on art and view some of your favorite pieces up close
    • Paris Catacombs and Sewer Museum – understand how Parisians solved health problems associated with disease, and connect that to our observations in Ghana


Students in Ghana

Contact Information

Lisa Gren, PhD

Pamela Lyon
Phone: 801-585-5303