Applications for Fall 2022 are now open!

Apply now for an unforgettable Fall Break experience!

*We are continuing to monitor the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. All programs are subject to change.

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Economic development continues to be among the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Many countries around the globe are tackling those issues, and Ghana is one of the leaders. Ghana is relatively small, but it is one of the leading nations in the African continent because of its abundant natural wealth and its history of being the first Sub-Saharan African nation to achieve independence. In this exclusive program, learn about Poverty Alleviation & Entrepreneurship and Ghana in a 10-week course, then visit over Fall Break (Oct. 7-Oct. 16, 2022)!

Students are responsible for a current passport and necessary immunizations.*

*Go to travel.state.gov to renew or apply for your passport. Passport processing times are currently delayed. Processing is taking 10 to 12 weeks, so make sure to apply early! Click here for more information on processing times. Students are are also responsible for to provide proof of all immunizations required for entry to Ghana. Visit the University of Utah’s Travel Clinic to find out what shots are needed and obtain all necessary immunizations.

Learn, get hands-on experience, and explore!

Students take ENTP 5800: Poverty Alleviation and Entrepreneurship (3 credits) during Fall Semester and take a week-long trip to Ghana, Africa during Fall Break. During this trip, student teams work with small- or medium-sized Ghanaian companies in addressing real business problems and questions. The week ends with a with a two-day visit to an elephant preserve. Travel dates are Oct. 7-Oct. 16, 2022.

Program Fee

$3,500*

A $1,000 program scholarship is available to the first 15 students accepted, so apply early! The program has limited enrollment. Fee includes tuition for three credit hours, airfare, in-country transportation, hotels, food, and travel insurance.

 View sample experiences here.

Not included: cost of your shots, passport and visa, and any incidentals such as souvenirs.

Learn more

Learn more about all that awaits you in Fall 2022 with the Ghana Poverty Alleviation & Entrepreneurship experience!

Experience Highlights

Spend your Fall Break meeting entrepreneurs, understanding the Ghana economy, and exploring an incredible country!

  • Stay at the Ensign College of Public Health
  • Engage with dedicated entrepreneurs
  • Learn how business is started in another country
  • Visit a slave castle to understand slavery’s history
  • Explore an elephant preserve
  • And so much more!

“We learned about the benefits and downfalls of foreign aid, microfinance, and how entrepreneurship can drive economic and social development. We spent 10 days in Ghana, and it was absolutely incredible. There’s so many applied experiences, it’s not about the classroom. It’s about doing.”

~ Alexander Becraft, Recipient of the 2020 Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership

Passport Requirement

Students are responsible for obtaining their own passports and any applicable visas.*

*Go to travel.state.gov to renew or apply for your passport. Passport processing times are currently delayed. Processing is taking 10 to 12 weeks, so make sure to apply early! Click here for more information on processing times.

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For students from countries other than the U.S., please contact Buzz Welch for more information.