Description of program: The Ghana Summer Service-Learning in Nutrition/Dietetics and Public Health is designed to provide students with hands-on experience working with malnourished children, pregnant women, HIV/AIDS patients, and nutrition and healthcare seeking behavior in a different culture.
While studying in Ghana, students will: This Service-Learning experience will offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture and the way of life of the people regarding their food habits, management and treatment of malnourished cases, in terms of the healthcare seeking behaviors. Students will learn and be expected to work with others as pertains in the field of public health. Activities to be conducted in the different places and communities will be driven by student interests and talents.
UGA Service-Learning Experience in Ghana (Video)
Application Deadline: Send application and $250 application fee (this should be paid directly to the Bursar's office) by early application deadline of Friday, November 29, 2013 by 3:00 p.m. and regular application deadline of February 7, 2014 by 3:00p.m. to Laura Leigh Richardson, Department of Foods and Nutrition, 280 Dawson Hall. (Checks and money orders only--checks made out to UGA-Ghana Study Abroad and paid at the Bursar's office)
Approximate Cost: $3,500, which includes housing in the community, breakfast and dinner each day, field trips, admission fees to selected cultural and tourist events, and ground transportation (program fee does NOT include airfare, tuition, or fees associated with tuition)
Dates: June 20 – July 31, 2014 Summer Thru Session
Courses Offered: FDNS5710, FDNS3010
Spaces Available For 2013: 10
Orientation and Information Session Date/Location:
130 Barrow Hall November 7, 2013 @
For more information please contact Dr. Anderson in 100 Barrow Hall.