What Students Are Saying

Gavin Morris

Major: Biology

Career Plans: Medical School

Getting to know my group mates and the clinic staff through serving alongside them was the biggest highlight for me.  As I got to know those I worked with better, I had much more fun doing the work and serving the Ghanaian people.  I'm happy to say that many of the people I worked with are still good friends of mine to this day.  I also really enjoyed the immersion experience in the Ghanaian culture and I loved the many new things I was able to try and experience, namely the food, language, and conversing with locals.

 

I highly recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in global health.  You'll be able to see and experience things through this internship that you won't be able to get in many other places.  The hands-on experience, hours of volunteering, shadowing opportunities, immersion in culture, and treasured memories that you'll make will make this whole experience worthwhile for you as it was for me.

Dallin Russell

Major: Public Health, emphasis in Health Science

Career Plans: Medical School

Having the opportunity to travel to Ghana was a dream come true for me. It wasn’t an easy trip, but it was a terrific adventure.  I think my favorite part of the whole trip was playing with the kids.

I had brought a football from back home and the kids loved playing catch with us after the outreaches in the courtyards and fields surrounding the churches where we normally worked. That interaction with the sweet Ghanaian people gave me a new perspective and motivation to live life to the fullest.

Gabrielle Sutton

Major: Public Health, emphasis in Health Science

Career Plans: Attend Physician Assistant school to be a PA in developing countries.

Ghana was joy. I didn’t know exactly what I was expecting going into my internship in Ghana; but I definitely didn’t know how much it would impact my academic, professional and personal life. I cannot say enough about this wonderful place and the health internship that brought me here. But a few of my highlights from Ghana are: the village sunsets, the sounds of children’s laughter as we played and drew pictures with them, and the warm, loving embraces from the community members.

 

I have changed my career path & undergraduate studies because of this program, moved across the U.S. to come to BYU and have better understood how to love those around me because of this internship. Looking back, I truly see Ghana as one of the happiest experiences of my life.