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What to expect in Ghana

Ghana is known for its thriving tribal culture (replete with kings and queens), rich exports of gold and cocoa, fascinating historical sites, and breezy, grassy terrain. Ghana offers a unique combination of attributes that make it a great destination for first-time travelers to Africa. Its stable political climate and growing economy make it safe and accessible for visitors, and, with the wide use of English, Ghana draws many travelers and explorers each year.

Where do we operate programs in Ghana

What type of programs can you do in Ghana

VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN GHANA

Ghana is a gem on the coast of West Africa, a country that boasts a vibrant tribal culture, breathtaking natural beauty, a world-class capital city, and a powerful and moving history.

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Our Ghana Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

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Building Project in Accra, Ghana

Assist locals with much needed construction, repairs and renovations. Get your hands dirty and engage with the community in Accra!

Building Project in Accra, Ghana

Assist locals with much needed construction, repairs and renovations. Get your hands dirty and engage with the community! Our projects are dictated by community need. As a result, you may be renovating a school, building a home, or constructing a community center. No matter which phase of a project you join, be assured that your contribution will be lasting and greatly appreciated. No experience is necessary, as you will be working alongside locals with lots of experience using local materials.

By joining a building project, you will bring the human-power that is needed to fuel the construction. Projects are selected by community need, which creates a variety of different projects. Education

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Healthcare Internship in Morocco

In the dynamic healthcare landscape of Morocco, compassionate healthcare interns work hand in hand with skilled health professionals, lending their support in a diverse array of projects.

Healthcare Internship in Morocco

In the dynamic healthcare landscape of Morocco, compassionate healthcare interns work hand in hand with skilled health professionals, lending their support in a diverse array of projects. From impactful public health initiatives to groundbreaking medical research and efficient healthcare administration, their contributions play a vital role in advancing healthcare practices and addressing the health needs of the community they serve.

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Ghana Teaching Art and Design

If your passion for Art and Design is through the roof and you desire to share your unique gifts with the world, then this program is tailor-made for you.

Ghana Teaching Art and Design

During your program you will get to help run Art Clubs in local schools, using any number of different mediums. Your efforts will be helping local children use their own creative abilities to express themselves and produce their own works of art that they can be proud of.

The aims and objectives of this project are:

  • Deepen the artistic and creative expression of local children and yourself
  • Broaden cultural interactions through learning and idea exchange
  • Gain invaluable and practical experience in teaching
  • Expand your knowledge of Ghanaian customs, history, art and culture

Typically you can choose the age group you’d prefer to work with, and then develop a syllabus for your class and dete

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Ghana Childcare Accra

Help improve the standard of living and education for children, through your involvement with a variety of tasks at a local school.

Ghana Childcare Accra

In many parts of the country, there are increasing numbers of children and minors who have been left to fend for themselves, due to unfortunate circumstances. You can join a dedicated team of local staff in their efforts to help Ghanaians in need, by teaching, renovating, and completing various other tasks.

The teaching staff are often overworked and therefore welcome any help that can be given. Working as a teacher’s assistant in the school or taking on other projects provides the staff with invaluable support and often frees-up their time to give the children the one-to-one attention they need.

Your ability to speak English will mean that you can help with English lessons which can provide

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN GHANA

In your spare time in Ghana, there are plenty of enjoyable activities and experiences to pursue. Here are some suggestions:

  • Experience Traditional Culture: Engage with the vibrant local culture by attending traditional dance performances, participating in festivals, and visiting local markets to experience Ghanaian arts and crafts.
  • Explore National Parks: Discover Ghana’s diverse wildlife and natural beauty by visiting national parks like Mole National Park or Kakum National Park, where you can go on safaris and explore canopy walkways.
  • Try Ghanaian Cuisine: Sample delicious Ghanaian dishes like jollof rice, banku, kelewele, and fufu to savor the country’s unique flavors and culinary delights.
  • Attend Sporting Events: Ghana is passionate about sports, especially football (soccer). Attend a local football match to witness the fervor of Ghanaian sports fans.

Recent Ghana Testimonials

Shannon MInternship in Ghana

The World Endeavors program allowed me to venture into a culture and community other than my own and gain the world of experience by doing so. Never in a million years would I have imagined traveling and meeting such amazing souls, and seeing the world through different eyes. I am grateful for the opportunity, and encourage any and all persons to take a trip no matter how long with the program. The advisors are with you every step of the way and will be sure to have u prepared before departure and while you are in your country of choice.

Whitney SVolunteer in Ghana

I learned a lot about the differences between hospitals and healthcare in the U.S. compared to Ghana. I appreciate even the smallest of things, and have a better perspective on life and what is really important.

Ariel CVolunteer in Ghana

I earned a new perspective on life and the medical field through volunteering in Ghana. My daily duties consisted of helping the nurses with their task, as well as going on rounds with the main doctors in the hospital.This experience has done wonders for my future plans. I want to go back to Ghana and work in a hospital but the experience I was able to receive while volunteering was amazing.

Damien HVolunteer in Ghana

Meeting and working with the locals was the highlight of my time in Ghana. My experience has inspired me to pursue a graduate degree/career in International Law and Humanitarian Law.

Ghana FAQs

Where is Ghana in Africa?

Ghana is located in West Africa, bordered by Cote d’Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Togo to the east. It also shares maritime borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

What are People from Ghana called?

People from Ghana are referred to as Ghanaians or Ghanaians. However, Ghana is also a cultural melting pot with more than 100 tribes and ethnic groups that hold their names and identity within Ghana.

How Many Languages are Spoken in Ghana?

Ghana is home to more than 70 languages, including the official language of English. Other significant languages include Akan, Ga, Dagbani, Ewe, and Hausa.

What is the Religion of Ghana?

Most of Ghana’s population practices Christianity, while followers of Islam make up around a fifth of the people. There are also small numbers of traditional African and Hindu adherents.

Is Ghana safe to travel?

Yes, Ghana is generally considered safe for travel. Still, travelers should exercise standard safety precautions, be aware of their surroundings, and follow local guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

What is Ghana known for?

Ghana is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical significance as a center of the transatlantic slave trade, vibrant music and dance traditions, diverse ethnic groups, lush landscapes, and being one of the first African countries to gain independence from colonial rule.

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