Need to Know
Age & Required Experience
- At least 18 years of age
- MyGapYear requires all Volunteers participating in the Medical Internship Program be either current medical/nursing students or be able to provide proof of Qualifications or relevant experience in the medical & healthcare industry. Current medical & nursing students must provide a letter from their school advisor confirming enrolment status.
Due to the nature of this project a minimum commitment of 4 weeks is required. However, we can tailor all our programs to suit your ideal adventure. If you wish to volunteer for longer than 4 weeks please contact us & we will put together a package to suit your desired length of stay.
All accommodation with a Ghana homestay family is included. Rooms are private and have all the basic furnishings you could expect, including running water, electricity & clean bathrooms. Our homestay families have been specially chosen by our Project Ghana Partners & have hosted many volunteers over the course of several years. Our homestay families form some of the most memorable parts of Volunteer Adventures & provide amazing insight into traditional Ghana life, as well as creating friendships that last a lifetime.
Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families & consist mainly of traditional Ghanaian meals with some flexibility for home comforts when available. If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.
During weekends Volunteers have the opportunity to visit all that Ghana has to offer. Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.
Orientation & Support
MyGapYear offers unlimited support prior to departure. Upon receipt of your deposit you will receive your MGY Handbook, which includes comprehensive information on Ghanaian customs, culture, what to wear, traditional Ghanaian meals and important words in the Nepali language.
You will have 24/7 in country support on the ground in Ghana. An orientation session will be conducted on arrival, in addition to a meeting with representatives from the hospital or clinic to determine how to best utilise your skills and experience during the internship. There will always be an English-speaking staff member available at the hospital or clinic to direct and assist you with anything you may need and help you get settled into your role.
MyGapYear follows the principles and guidelines of ‘ChildSafe International’ in protecting children from all forms of abuse and preventing child exploitation and trafficking. As part of our mission to empower and protect youth; we require all volunteers who are 18 years of age or over and who plan to work with children; provide a Criminal History printout. This printout is available from your local Police Station and may take up to 4 weeks.
MyGapYear has partnerships with other like-minded organisations across the globe. This particular Adventure is operated in partnership with OGVO. We guarantee that all of our partners offer the best value, exciting & safe Adventures you have come to expect from MyGapYear. For more information on who our partners are and how we handle your trip please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.