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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Short-term Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Short-term Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel, Hotel Term: Short-term Summer
Country: Ghana Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor:
Søren Peterson
Program Description:
Global Administration of Health Services (HSAD 492; 3 CR)
Led by: Carole South-Winter


Global Administration of Health Services presents the formation and operation of public health care policies. This course emphasizes the relationship and impact of policy making to health care organizations and their services. Tactical issues of health services operations with a focus on achieving quality health care will be discussed. 

Participants in this program will have the rare opportunity to visit several different clinical sites throughout the country, including Sanford Health's World Clinics in Accra (Ghana's capital city) and in Cape Coast. For more information contact the faculty leader by emailing or the CAGE by emailing

Course prerequisites: NONE

Click below for a complete course syllabus and description (subject to change):
USD FLP_Global Admin of Health Services_Syllabus.pdf


Travel Dates: May 8 - 21, 2016

Application Deadline: January 29, 2016 (subject to change)

Click below for a detailed itinerary:
USD FLP_Global Admin of Health Services_Itinerary.pdf


USD Program fee - $3950 + self-support tuition, includes:
  •    Round-trip, international airfare
  •     Lodging
  •     All meals
  •     On-site ground transportation
  •     Local guides and tips for guides
  •     Visits to local clinics
  •     On-site support staff
  •     Comprehensive international insurance coverage
Click below to access our interactive budget estimator, which includes expenses NOT included above:
USD FLP_Global Admin of Health Services_Budget Estimator.xlsx
Financial Aid:
If you would like to inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact USD’s Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. The FAO is reached by calling 605-677-5446 or going to

Be advised: to be eligible for federal financial aid students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer term and 12 credits during the fall or spring terms.

Payment Schedule:
Non-refundable deposit $500 DUE: December 15, 2015
Installment Payment $1500 DUE: January 31, 2016
Installment Payment $1000 DUE: February 28, 2016
Final Payment $950 (est.) DUE: March 31, 2016
Please note: The tuition for the program will be billed to the student accounts separately by May 2016, and will be due by May 16, 2016.

Withdrawal Schedule & Cancellation Fees:
By December 14, 2015 $0.00
After 12/14/15 and before 1/31/2016 $500
After 1/31/2016 and before 2/28/16 $2000
After 2/28/16 and before 3/31/16 $3000
After 3/31/16 Full program fee, or $3950 (est.)

1. PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION: Please be advised this program requires an extensive amount of walking on cobblestone and uneven pavement, riding long hours on trains and buses, and walking up and down stairs. Participants must contact USD Global Learning and/or USD Disability Services within 30 days of departure to inquire about accommodations.

2. VACCINATIONS: The CDC highly recommends anti-malarial medication and vaccinations against typhoid and Hepatitis A and B. Vaccination against yellow fever is required to gain entry into Ghana. Please note: these vaccinations and medications are routine and commonly prescribed/recommended when traveling to places in Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. Sanford Health in Vermillion and Sioux Falls can provide all the recommended and required vaccinations and medications.

For further information about recommendations on traveler's health in Ghana, please refer to the Center Disease Control's website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.