Tentative Itinerary and Program Information
Weekends: University of Ghana International Student Housing, Legon
Weekdays: Nutrition Research Center, Asesewa
Weekends: Students to provide (will have access to nearby grocery stores and restaurants)
Weekdays: Two meals provided daily at the Nutrition Research Center (students have access to kitchen, storage, and prep areas for other meals – will have to bring groceries for selves for other meals and snacks)
Monday (Legon): Cultural Orientation and Discussion of the Schedule and Program Objectives, tour campus (Nutrition and Food Science Department, Library, Bookstore, and Student Counseling Services). Visit grocery stores.
Tuesday (Accra): Tour hospitals – Korle Bu DM Center and Therapy Dept. and Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital.
Wednesday (Asesewa): Travel to Asesewa. Depart 8 am – arrive 11 am – get settled and oriented to the area. 3 pm - Group Orientation to the Center. Queen Mother cultural introduction.
Thursday (Asesewa): Orientation to hospital, CHPS, community area and leaders. Lunch, rest for few hours. Evening training on data collection (PDA).
Friday (Asesewa): 9-12: Market experience. Depart for Accra by 2 pm.
Saturday (Legon): Planned trip – social activities. Accra tour. Swimming pool at La Palm Resort. Art Center. Makola Market.
Sunday (Legon): Rest
Monday (Asesewa): Depart 8 am – arrive 11 am. 12:30 pm Lunch and overview of activities. 2 pm- 6 pm: Visit community, initial introduction to leaders and community health workers. Conduct a focus group about community. Eve: Report and reflection of focus group.
Tuesday – Thursday (Asesewa): Data Collection in the community.
Friday (Asesewa): Data organizing; 2 pm: Depart for Accra.
Saturday and Sunday (Legon): Rest
Monday (Asesewa): Depart 8 am – arrive 11 am. Finish community data collection – further process data; work through steps of the Nutrition Care Process. Monday night: Local meal preparation experimentation.
Tuesday (Asesewa): Start community intervention
Wednesday (Asesewa): Continue intervention
Thursday (Asesewa): Reflection, plan next week’s activities. Leave for Accra at 2 pm
Friday: Planned trip to Kakum National Park and Elmina
Saturday and Sunday (Legon): Rest
Monday (Asesewa): Depart 8 am – arrive 11 am. Continue intervention – Develop data collection
Tuesday (Asesewa): Plan durbars, Continue Nutrition Care Process Planning
Wednesday (Asesewa): Continue Nutrition Care Process Planning; write report; plan Friday presentation
Thursday (Asesewa): Community durbars, leave for Legon
Friday (Legon): Interns present final report at University of Ghana. Give certificates, prep for departure
Saturday: Depart for Home
Program Prerequisites and Criteria for Participant Selection
Participants must meet the following requirements:
- At least 18 years of age
- Successful completion of FS HN 554: Dietetic Internship I, FS HN 555: Dietetic Internship II, and pre-program classes as specified.
- Minimum GPA of 2.8
- Skills and additional requirements: Independent, critical thinking skills, good judgment, team player, mature, hardworking, able to meet financial and health requirements, and meet acceptance criteria for the ISU DI
The College of Human Sciences may check a participant's current GPA at any time. Failure to maintain the required GPA may affect participation in an international program.
All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:
CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information
Costs and Financial Assistance
Budget information for the summer program is available by clicking here and for the fall program by clicking here. Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to this program and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information. Participants are eligible to apply for the CHS Tuition Award Scholarship through the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office.
The application deadline for the Summer 2018 program is March 1. All students commit to their offer in the ISUAbroad online application system no later than July 8, 2016. Those students who commit to their offers are officially part of the program and will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If a participant withdraws, he or she will be responsible for a $200 withdrawal penalty and all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on his or her behalf. Charges will be applied to the student’s U-bill.
Contact and Additional Information
Questions about Community Dietetics Internship Rotation in Rural Ghana should be directed to Program Directors Jean Anderson and Erin Bergquist. Questions about the ISUAbroad application process should be directed to the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office.