- Swim in the waterfall oases of the Volta region
- Wander through the sprawling rubber plantations
- Soak up the sun on golden beaches
- Get back to nature on forest canopy walks
- Explore the history surrounding the coastal forts
- Our famous placement tailoring service
- Supervised clinical experience
- Extensive pre-departure preparation
- Support from in-country teams, 24/7
- Private, spacious, catered housing
- Free local language lessons
Takoradi and Beyond
Ghana is the most exciting country on the entire west coast of Africa. Our base can be found in Takoradi, an energetic hub of activity where Ghanaian culture can be experienced in full swing. Lively markets, golden beaches lined with palm trees, restaurants and bars with live music, and cocktails at sunset as you watch the boats sail into the port. Beyond the city you’ll discover elephant safaris in canoe through the jungle canopy to a remote lakeside stilt village, visit magnificent waterfalls that flow into one another in the Volta region (you can swim in them too), vast rubber plantations, giant slave forts running along the coast and much more.
Home away from home
Upon your arrival at the airport our staff will meet you and take you to our beautiful house, which happens to be a short walk from the beach. It’s also very easy to catch a ‘tro-tro’ (public minibus) into town, and by all accounts the house is an oasis of calm. You’ll be pleased to learn that the accommodation is fully catered and is solely for the use of Work the World students. On the matter of staff, our long-standing Program Manager and their assistant on the ground are on call to ensure your placement in Ghana goes off without a hitch. Your chef cooks local specialties, favourites from home, and our famous weekly BBQs, and a private security guard watches over the property day and night.
AFRICAN VILLAGE HEALTHCARE ADD-ON
In addition to your main placement in Takoradi, spending a week in a bustling fishing village on Africa’s West Coast offers a once in a lifetime experience. Working with two local nurses, in the mornings you’ll attend the Village Health Care Centre, and conduct some community outreach work including a visit to the local primary school. In the afternoons you’ll get a culture lesson as you spend time with local fishermen, take trips across a nearby lagoon in a locally built canoe, learn how the village alcohol is distilled, and walk coastal trails along stretches of unspoiled beach with not a tourist in sight.
Placements in Ghana - Takoradi
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"I saw my first ever birth – which was then followed by six more – a definite highlight!"
Natalie Sampson, University of Southampton 2016Read more
"The time I spent in the hospital was incredibly valuable".
Danielle Allen, Queen's University, Belfast 2015Read more
"The Village Healthcare Experience was one of my favourite weeks of the trip."
Helen Lennon, Queen's University, Belfast 2015Read more
"I spent time with the nursing staff exchanging knowledge and ideas".
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"I spent 7 incredible, emotional weeks in Ghana, where I nursed in Accident and Emergency, male surgical ward, HIV clinic, labour ward, general medicine and paediatrics".
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