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Faculty-Led: Greece and Ghana: Advancing Cultural Humility
Accra, Ghana; Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer,
Winter Break
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Program Description:
Program Description:
Greece and Ghana: Advancing Cultural Humility
Athens, Greece and Accra, Ghana

Professor Name: Mary Lou Ferranto

Total Estimated Cost: $4770 Plus tuition if over credit-hour cap for Spring term.

Eligibility: BSN or MSN student

Course: NURS 32050 Transcultural Health Care or NURS 300xx International Health Care Policy

Program dates: January 2 - January 14, 2019

Application deadline: September 1, 2018


Course Name: NURS 32050 Transcultural Health Care or NURS 300xx International Health Care Policy

Location(s): Athens, Greece and Accra, Ghana

Course Description:  This is a Study Abroad course only. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore and understand the role of the transcultural nurse and the significance of cultural humility through experiential learning. Trans-cultural competence through study abroad is recognized as a preferred teaching approach for the development of globally nurses because of the noteworthy effects that these experiential opportunities have on students (Ferranto, 2013).  The experience will begin in Greece, as preparatory work for the trip to Ghana.  

KSU Sponsoring College: Salem Campus and the College of Nursing

Brief description of the program: From January 2 to January 14, 2019, we will have the opportunity to explore global health care issues, women's health initiatives, and visit various medical facilities and refugee camps in Athens, Greece and Accra, Ghana.

  (Specific Dates) January 2 - January 14, 2019
Program highlights/ Itinerary:           

Wed, Jan 2nd, 2019                         Leave Pittsburgh to JFK and Athens Greece
                                TBD                Arrive Athens Greece Airport pick-up by Webster Athens Staff 
Thurs, Jan 3rd            8am               Breakfast
                                9-4pm            Orientation and Tour of Athens 
                                5pm               Dinner and debriefing 

Fri, Jan 4th                TBD                International Refugee Centers; Dinner and debriefing
Sat, Jan 5th               TBD                International Refugee Centers; Dinner and debriefing 
Sun, Jan 6th              TBD                Athens at large; Pack for Accra; Dinner and debriefing 
Mon, Jan 7th             TBD                Depart Athens for Accra Ghana
                               TBD                Arrival in Ghana (Airport Pickup by Webster Ghana staff)

Tues, Jan 8th            8am                Welcome Breakfast - Webster Ghana
9am                Orientation and Campus Tour - History, Cultural Overview, 
                                                     Program details and Health in Ghana 
Noon               Accra City Tour with Nat Nuno Amartefio (former Mayor of Accra)
**Packed sandwiches and wraps to be provided 
5pm                Return to Webster Ghana
                               Evening           Dinner 

Wed, Jan 9th            8am                 Breakfast - Webster Ghana
                               9am                 Depart for Willows International - Women's Health
                              10am                Visit - Willows International 
Noon                 Lunch (TBD)
                              2pm                  Willows International Visit (Cont.)
5pm                  Return to Webster Ghana campus
                              Evening             Dinner (Suggested: DNR, East Legon)

Thurs, Jan 10th        8am                  Breakfast - Webster Ghana
                              10am                Visit - 37 Military Hospital 
Noon                 Lunch
                              2pm                  Medical Clinic Visit 
6pm                  Dinner (Recommended: Teabaa, Nyaniba Estates)
7pm                  Return to Webster Ghana 

Fri, Jan 11th            5:30am              Depart for Central Region 
                              8:30am              Buffet Breakfast upon arrival at Coconut Grove Beach Hotel 
                              9:30am              Visit - Elmina Castle and Cape-Coast Castles
Noon                  Lunch at Coconut Groove Beach Hotel 
                              1pm                   Visit - Kakum National Park/Canopy Walk 
                              4pm                   Check-in - Coconut Groove Beach Hotel 
                              7pm                   Dinner - Coconut Grove Beach Hotel 

Sat, Jan 12th          8am                    Breakfast - Coconut Grove Beach Hotel 
                             9am                    Depart for Accra 
                             12pm                  Arrive - Webster Ghana Campus
                             1-4pm                 Visit Mosques
                             Evening               Dinner Chez Afrique

Sun, Jan 13th         8am                    Breakfast - Webster Ghana
                             8:30am               Willows International  
                             Noon                   Lunch (TBD)
                             1pm                    FREE AFTERNOON 
**Optional visit to the Makola Market, Arts Center for souvenirs or Aburi Botanical Gardens (TBD)
                            6pm                     Farewell Dinner (to be covered by Kent Faculty)

Mon, Jan 14th        8am                     Breakfast - Webster Ghana Depart for USA 


Requirements: Must be enrolled in Transcultural Nursing and Health Care or the Nursing International Health Policy Writing Intensive Course

Pre-requisites: BSN or MSN student

Maximum capacity: 20


Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.


The course fee will cover all transportation, flights, 10 dinners and accommodations. The students will be responsible for their own breakfast and lunch, souvenirs, and sightseeing expenses.

Detailed cost breakdown:

Tuition: Included in Spring Term tuition, unless at credit hour cap.  Please see for more information
Program fees: $4770
Flight:  included in program fees
Estimated personal expenses: $500
Total Estimated Cost: $5270

Application deadline: September 1, 2018
Payment deadline: October 15, 2018
Withdrawal deadline: TBD

Faculty name :  Mary Lou Ferranto
Phone:  330-337-4273
Office location on campus: Salem Campus #170 F

Brief Bio: Dr. Ferranto has been fortunate to be at Kent State University for over 22 years as faculty in the College of Nursing. While at KSU has taught in all levels in the BSN program as well as graduate program for our Nurse Practitioner students. Dr. Ferranto presented at numerous national, international professional and community based conferences and have multiple publications. She is a member of the Northeast Ohio Organization of Advanced Practice Nurses, National League of Nursing, the American Association of Collegiate Nursing, The American Association of Nephrology Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau.  Her area of research interest is the development of cultural humility in nursing students.  As such, she often travels abroad with Salem nursing students.  Thus far, students have accompanied Dr. Ferranto on cultural international experiences to Africa, Japan, Haiti, and Canada.  Students are also encouraged to journey with faculty to the Pine Ridge Reservation of the Lakota people in South Dakota. 


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