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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Short-term Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Short-term Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Short-term Summer 2019 01/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel, Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Term: Short-term Summer Country: Ghana
Language Prerequisite: None Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor: Søren Peterson
Program Description:



Health Services Administration Abroad 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. We will discuss tactical issues of health services operations with a focus on achieving quality health care.

You will have the rare opportunity to visit several clinical sites throughout the country, including Sanford Health World Clinics in Accra (Ghana's capital city) and Cape Coast.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret the opinion leadership process including agenda setting, policy formulation, implementation, and modification.
  • Understand how global issues, developments, and ideas affect their lives and those of others.
  • Monitor appropriate institutional, professional, and personal standards for health care opinion leaders.
  • Articulate mechanisms for influencing health policy at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Develop healthcare decisions based on legal, ethical, and policy guidelines.

Travel Dates:

May 13-26, 2018


After we have admitted you to this program, CAGE will register you in the appropriate course (if more than one registration option is available, you will need to indicate your choice on the Course Registration Form). You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.




HSAD 492/588 Health Services Administration Abroad, 3 credits (HSAD 492 syllabus / HSAD 588 syllabus)

NOTE: HSAD 588 was offered previously as HSAD 592.





Participants will stay in shared hotel accommodations arranged by the program.



Program Expenses

Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.

To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible (non-USD students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution). NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer or 12 credits during fall/spring semester.



Application Instructions

Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.

If you have started an application already, use the LOGIN (USD applicants) or NON-USD LOGIN (non-USD applicants) link on this site to return to the materials.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to students of all majors. Preference will be given to applicants from Health Services Administration.

This program is open to applicants from any institution, although preference will be given to USD students.

All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing at their home institution. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.



Faculty Director

Carole South-Winter followed a non-traditional route to her degree in Higher Education Administration achieved in conjunction with full time employment in allied health, higher education, and administration. In addition to directing this program, she has also taken students to Cuba, Costa Rica, and Germany. She has also held office in multiple professional organizations at the local, state, national, and international level. Her teaching interests include higher education administration, radiation biology, health services administration, quality assurance, health care delivery systems, group processes, global health care systems, credentialing examinations, and cultural competency. She has a research interest in global health systems, opinion leadership, cultural competency, graduate placement and graduate satisfaction data.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, contact the faculty director ( or the Center for Academic & Global Engagement (

To schedule an advising session with Søren Peterson in CAGE, go to



For information about immunizations and health precautions, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.