Electives in Takoradi
- Trek through the forest canopy in Kakum National Park and sleep up in a treehouse
- Soak up the sun on the picturesque Axim beach
- Explore the decaying slave forts found along the Cape Coast
- Go on safari to see Africa’s famous wildlife in Mole National Park
- Swim in the clear waterfall oases of the Volta region
The Work The World House
Staying in the Work the World house is a huge part of your experience in Takoradi — it’s your home away from home. You’ll live with other healthcare students from around the world, and this gives the house an inclusive, social atmosphere.
The house in Takoradi is based in a residential area close to the city centre. After placement you can head out and explore this port town.
In the evenings, there are plenty of restaurants and bars the house staff can recommend, and there’s even a local hotel that offers private beach access.
Back in the Work the World house, the walled outdoor area has lush gardens so you can soak up the rays, relax in the shade with a book, challenge your housemates to a game of volleyball, or go for a dip in the private pool.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: cook a variety of both local cuisine and home comforts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don’t worry — they accommodate all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Before you start your placement, your team in-country take you on a tour of your placement hospital. They introduce you to department staff (including your supervisors) to help you settle in. You’ll often see the Work the World Takoradi team in the hospital. They’ll visit you throughout your placement to make sure the experience meets your expectations.
Before you start your placement, we also assign your clinical supervisors. Build a rapport with them and they’ll give you insight into the local healthcare system through the eyes of a local practitioner.
We’ve got all bases covered and offer support throughout your clinical placement as and when you need it.
- Supervised hospital placement
- Private catered accommodation
- Dedicated placement coordinator
- 24/7 in-country team
- Language lessons
- Airport pickup
*Prices below are in addition to a £300 registration fee.
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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main placement in Ghana, spending a week in a bustling yet rural fishing village is a great way to get insight into Ghanaian culture at its most authentic. In the mornings, you’ll attend the village’s healthcare centre and conduct community outreach at local primary schools. In the afternoons you’ll get a culture lesson as you spend time with local fishermen, bringing in the day’s catch. You’ll also take trips across the nearby lagoon in a locally built canoe, visit a local gin distillery, walk through the shallow sea to explore a ruined castle on an offshore island, and walk coastal trails along stretches of unspoiled beach with not a tourist in sight.
"I am so incredibly proud of myself for grabbing this experience with both hands and going for it."
Megan Smith, Canterbury Christ Church University 2019Read more
"We came back to the UK with very different perspectives on nursing, but believing that the basic values are still the most important thing."
Alice Plumptre & Rebecca Lowe, University of the West of England (UWE) 2018Read more
"For anyone considering an elective abroad, I would recommend the experience without hesitation."
Clare Briggs, University of Huddersfield 2018Read more
"As cliché as it sounds, I shall remember the memories I made in Ghana for as long as I live".
Stephanie Humphries, Edge Hill University 2018Read more
"I was able to experience physiotherapy in a challenging and entirely different environment"
Greg Ireland, Glasgow Caledonian University 2018Read more