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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 Minimum GPA: 2.5
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):


Travel Dates: May 13-27, 2018

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 (subject to change)


See Budget Sheet for information about program costs.

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 (605-677-5446 or

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 $500.00 DUE: December 15, 2017
Installment $1250.00 DUE: February 1, 2018
Final payment $915.90 DUE: April 1, 2018
Please note: Self-support tuition for the program will be billed to the student account separately and will be due with Summer 2018 tuition.

Withdrawal Schedule & Cancellation Fees:
Before December 15, 2017 $0.00
On December 15, 2017 through January 31, 2018 $500.00
On February 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018 $1750.00
On or after April 1, 2018 Full user charge

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 CAGE 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.