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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. 6-Oct. 15, 2023)!

Questions? Contact Annie Smith.

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

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.

This program coordinated by the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity.

Program Fee


Contact Annie Smith with any questions. 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.


2023 Fall Dates for Travel
Oct. 6-15, 2023

2024 Spring Dates for Travel
March 1-10, 2024

Kpong, Ghana and Surrounding Areas
Taught by Stephen C. Alder, Ph.D.


Group projects will provide an ecological analysis and strategic recommendation for Ensign Global Campus. Some past projects have included ​Health 2 Go franchising, developing core values and a mission statement for the Institute, and providing recommendations to improve the Kpong Health Center. ​

Students take on leadership roles as they complete their projects and practice presenting in front of their classmates and experts in the fields of health and development.

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

Experience Highlights

Spend your Fall Break meeting entrepreneurs, understanding the Ghana economy, and exploring an incredible country! Expeditions explore public health, history, art, and wild ecotourism.

  • Stay at the Ensign Global College
  • 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!