Takoradi and Beyond

  • Takoradi is… “A colourful city in historic west-coast Ghana, with bustling markets, lively locals and street carnivals.”
  • Take a trip to the Volta region and swim by waterfalls, or head to Kakum National Park and follow treetop walkways
  • Paddle a canoe through the jungle, spotting wildlife on the way and discover remote lakeside villages built on stilts
  • Soak up the sun on Axim’s and Cape Coast’s beaches
  • Get a taste of authentic Ghanaian culture when you eat, shop, and socialise at colourful local markets
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This traditional Ghanaian house has a modern feeling interior. Large living areas — lounge, dining room, bedrooms and balconies — mean plenty of room to socialise with new friends. The walled outdoor area has lush gardens so you can soak up the rays, relax in the shade with a book or challenge your housemates to a game of volleyball.

Your Programme Manager and their assistant run the house and will provide 24/7 support. You’ll also have a housekeeper, a chef who’ll cook you two incredible meals every day (weekly BBQ nights are a lot of fun), and a language teacher who hosts lessons twice a week.

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In addition to your main placement in Ghana, spending a week in a bustling yet rural fishing village is a unique way to glean insight into Ghanaian culture at it's most authentic.

In the mornings you’ll attend the village’s healthcare centre, and conduct some community outreach at local primary schools. In the afternoons you’ll get a culture lesson as you spend time with local fishermen as they bring in the day’s catch, take trips across a nearby lagoon in a locally built canoe, visit the local gin distillery, walk through the shallow sea to an offshore island to explore the ruined castle, and walk coastal trails along stretches of unspoiled beach with not a tourist in sight.



Electives in Ghana - Takoradi

"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) 2018

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"For anyone considering an elective abroad, I would recommend the experience without hesitation."

Clare Briggs, University of Huddersfield 2018

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"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 2018

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"I was able to experience physiotherapy in a challenging and entirely different environment"

Greg Ireland, Glasgow Caledonian University 2018

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"My only regret is that I didn’t stay longer"!

Danielle Jacob, Bangor University 2018

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