The Cross Cultural Health Immersion to Ghana, Africa integrates western health practices with folk medicine that is integral in providing culturally competent health care to all groups. Cross cultural health immersion is an important mechanism that can increase one's awareness with respect to cultural competence.


Immersion Experience

The program offers an immersion experience in May, enabling students to work alongside Ghana Health Service, community health educators, and the community. Since 2008, UNE students, faculty, and professional staff have been part of this partnership in the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi, Ghana, West Africa. Participants engage in direct health services, interprofessional collaboration, community education, and academic and cross cultural exchange.

Broaden your worldview and begin the process of becoming a culturally sensitive health professional. Increase your professional capacity through self reflection prior to, during, and after the experience.

Students from all health professions programs are invited to participate, and will, in conjunction with participating faculty, develop, implement, and evaluate health education curricula relevant to the population need.

Watch: UNE students in Ghana


Headshot of Trisha Mason
Director, WCHP Service Learning
Adjunct Professor, Westbrook College of Health Professions