Total Cost: $3,200*
Who Can Apply: Open to current first-years, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
* No scholarship funds are available for this program.
CPS Marshall Scholars can apply to use funds for this trip. A completed proposal to use funds is due by October 5.
You are required to complete a travel clinic to determine inoculations, medications, or other vaccines that are required or that you might need. Once accepted to the program, the program leader will go over details of health requirements.
A Yellow Fever immunization card is required and anti-malarial medications are recommended; however depending upon your individual health issues you must consult your travel physician. Many medications need to be started weeks in advance of your departure.
Students are required to provide a copy of their passport that is valid through July of the following year. If students do not have a passport by November 15th they may not go on the trip. If a student is abroad and not returning prior to November 15th they are ineligible for the trip. Once accepted to the program, they will receive information about visa requirements.
Students must make their own pre- and post-travel arrangements for travel to and from the point of departure in the U.S. at their own expense.
The group will spend 18 days in Ghana leaving shortly after Christmas (typically 2 days after) and arrive one day prior to the school year beginning. Finalized dates will be given at the information sessions in the Fall.