Ghana: Social Work
A GVSU Faculty-led Program
Tell me about this program
Open to: BSW and MSW students. Other majors are also encouraged to apply.
Accra, Ghana — This program aims to prepare students as competent social work practitioners in both domestic and international arenas of social welfare, by engaging Ghanaian counterparts in local villages, five days of volunteer experiences, and offering numerous cultural excursions. These components will enhance students’ understanding of civic and global responsibility through a new cultural lens. Although students will spend the majority of this experience in Accra, the capital of Ghana, they will also spend time in Kumasi and Cape Coast for further education and cultural experiences.
When can I go?
Where will I live?
Students will stay in university housing in Accra and Cape Coast in double or triple occupancy rooms.
Who is eligible to participate?
This program is open to all BSW, MSW students as well as other majors. Selected participants must complete an interview with the program director before final acceptance. 2.0 GPA required (undergraduate) and 3.0 GPA (graduate)
GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to non-GVSU students.
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018
Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information
What credits will I receive?
How much does the program cost?
Program Fee: $4,495
- Round-trip airfare from Grand Rapids
- Some meals
- All excursions and field trips
- All ground transportation
- Tuition $1,575-Undergraduate OR $1,881-Graduate
- Immunization ($400)
- Personal expenses ($300)
- Additional meals ($200)
- Passport/photos ($140)
- ISIC card - optional ($28)
Total Projected Cost: $7,138 - (Undergraduate) OR $7,444 - (Graduate)
To contact the Financial Aid office, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail.
Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs.
FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT: up to $1,500. All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.
James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186
Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.
Who can tell me more?
All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.