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From High School to College - Life in Ghana

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Small towns produce two kinds of people- those who sit comfortably in their familiar, safe environments and those who crave to find what’s beyond, following their curiosity and need for something new and different. I will always be grateful for growing up in Vermont, but it was definitely beneficial and necessary to explore new, different cultures.
When I decided to go to Ghana in 2013, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was finishing my junior year in high school and I had never left my mother, aside from 3-day field hockey camp, but I felt like I needed a change of scenery.
CIEE made the planning and traveling process as easy as possible for my family and I. The Leadership Academy prepared me more for what was to come in my life than anything in my prior 17 years. I had little knowledge about Ghana before I stepped off the plane and onto the tarmac, but I could tell instantly that this place would have an impact on me. I was very homesick for the first week that I was …

Vacancies For National Service Personnel for the 2018/2019 Academic Year

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES OFFICE, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
VACANCIES FOR NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONNEL
FOR THE 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

The International Programmes Office, UG, requires the services of six (6) National Service Personnel for the 2018/2019 academic year. Interested final year students should apply to the Office of the Dean, International Programmes.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Expecting to graduate with at least a Second Class Upper Computer literate Good writing and editing skills Ability to work in a challenging environment Team player, excellent social skills and able to take initiative Good grooming and self-presentation Prepared to start their National Service by Tuesday July 3, 2018 Prepared to work on requested overtime and weekends
NOTE: APPLICANTS WHO CANNOT STAY FOR THE FULL YEAR OF THE SERVICE PERIOD SHOULD NOT APPLY

Applicants should submit the followingvia e-mail to nspipf@ug.edu.gh
An application letter Current transcript of Academic Record Current C.V

Report on Collaborative Research and Mathematical Modelling: Professor Farai Nyabadza's visit to UG

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Peer Partner The International Programmes Office (IPO) pairs visiting students with Ghanaian students who are in excellent academic standing and are of good behaviour, as peer partners to enhance cross cultural experiences. The IPO launched this programme in order to ensure that the international students integrate properly in the university and the country at large.
As part of their activities, they go on city and campus tours, and attend events that display our rich Ghanaian culture including weddings, funerals and festivals. They also assist with airport pickup and drop-off, orientations, durbars and the annual International Week celebrations. Peer partners are carefully selected and interviewed by staff of IPO before they are assigned the role.
Why Peer Partners The purpose of providing a peer partner is to help welcome the International students and affirm their decision to join the University of Ghana. A peer partner helps to reduce the initial confusion and uncertainty…

PROFILE: Prof. Ama de-Graft Aikins

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Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins is a social psychologist with a primary interest in experiences and representations of chronic physical and mental illnesses and Africa's chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) burden.
Her current collaborative research focuses on diabetes and obesity among Ghanaians in Ghana and Europe, food beliefs and practices among Ghanaians in Ghana and the US, and community-based cardiovascular (CVD) and mental health interventions in Ghana.
She is also conducting independent longitudinal research on diabetes experiences in Accra.

She teaches graduate courses in Psychology, the Philosophy of the Social Sciences and Qualitative Research Methods at the University of Ghana. She has supervised graduate theses in Social Psychology, Social Policy, Public Health and Population Studies at the University of Ghana, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, New York University and the University of…

Ghana is not just a place, it is a feeling!!!!

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