SALT LAKE

801-587-8889

 

University of Utah

Office for Global Engagement

260 Central Campus Drive, 

Room 3105

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

 

ensignglobal@ensign.edu.gh

BOSTON

177 Huntington Avenue,

21st Floor

Boston, MA 02115

GHANA

Ensign College of Public Health

Tema-Akosombo Highway, Kpong Eastern Region, Ghana

P.O. Box AK 136, Akosombo

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ENSIGN GLOBAL LEADERS
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

A program info session will be held Sunday, Nov. 24th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Office for Global Engagement located at 260 Central Campus Drive, Room 3105, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Skype will be available to participants that cannot make the appointment in person. The Skype link will be posted on the website on Nov. 24th. Please sign up here for the upcoming info session. Contact Haylie Daines for more information.  

ABOUT

Ensign Global Leaders High School Program offers high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity for a three week research abroad trip in Ghana with a stop in Paris at the end of the trip. This program is a unique academic opportunity full of fun, exploration, and learning for students with the option of earning three college credits.  Students will be immersed in a unique culture and new challenges that allow for growth and leadership development. The program provides the opportunity to engage with local communities, work closely with Ensign College of Public Health and University of Utah faculty, and create memorable experiences. This experience provides students with a new perspective that will enhance their future educational and professional goals. 

WHEN: June 6 - July 2, 2020

WHERE: Kpong, Ghana and surrounding areas

HOSTED BY: Stephen C. Alder, PhD 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Our research is focused on health and development in Ghana. We aim to create capacity within local villages to discover solutions for community health concerns. Each research project has been requested by our partners at the local hospital, tribal leaders, and public health officers.  

EXCURSIONS

Excursions expose students to a range of different experiences and enable them to gain a sense of the wonderful country of Ghana. These expeditions explore public health, history, art, and wild ecotourism as we delve into the culture and appreciate everything that Ghana has to offer.  

PRICING

Ensign Global Leaders High School Program fees include

airfare, accommodations, in-country travel, international health insurance, program excursions, and most meals for Ghana and Paris for a total of $6,000. We have structured different payment plans to accompany all participants. 

WHY GO?
  • Get first-hand research experience, including data collection, analysis, and presentation

  • Gain valuable leadership experience

  • Work one-on-one with faculty from University of Utah faculty based in Utah and Ghana

  • Looks great on your college application

  • Optional college credit (3 hours)

  • Expand your horizons, travel, & gain new friends from the US and Ghana

PARTICIPANT QUOTES

I am so happy I got the opportunity to go on this trip. I would strongly encourage anyone who is able to go on this trip go with an open mind and know that what you expect is almost never what you get. Being able to help with important studies leaves you feeling like a crucial part in something bigger. You will have stories and memories that last a lifetime.

 - Elizabeth Welsh

Talking to the villagers and actually learning about the concerns that they face was my favorite part about the fieldwork.

 - Maggie Pozo

ITINERARY

GHANA

  • Nine days of community engagement and field work

  • One day of project presentations to local community 

  • Five days of excursions to Mole National Park (Safari and Larabanga Mosque), Cape Coast (Elmina Slave Castle and Canopy Walk), and Volta Dam tour

  • Several days travel by plane and bus - fully escorted

 

PARIS

  • Three days of public health history and cultural site excursions

  • One day travel by plane - fully escorted

INTERESTED IN COLLEGE CREDIT?

The University of Utah is offering high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit through the High School University Program (HSUP) for participating in the Ensign Global Leaders High School Program.  The optional three credit hour cost will be in addition to the trip costs. The cost of three credit hours through the High School University Program is $803.60 (Resident Undergraduate Cost is $1,835.20, for a savings of $1,031.60).  Please review the eligibility requirements below and if interested contact Haylie Daines for more information.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
To participate in the High School University Program, students must successfully complete the ninth grade, be enrolled in an accredited high school, and be a Utah resident. Students must also meet the following GPA requirements: Seniors 3.2 GPA or higher, Juniors 3.5 GPA or and higher and Sophomores 3.7 GPA or higher.


HOW TO APPLY:
Students should mail their complete application (below), official high school transcripts and $45 application fee (first time applicants only), to:


University of Utah, Office of Admissions Welcome Center
Att: HSUP
200 S. Central Campus Dr., Room 80
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9104
HSUP Application


APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 1, 2020

 

* If your parent/guardian is a faculty or staff member at the University of Utah, you are eligible for a 50% tuition reduction. 
 

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PRIORITY APPLICATIONS DUE

January 15, 2020


DEPOSIT REQUIRED
$500.00 (non-refundable)

PROGRAM LEADERS
HAYLIE A. DAINES, BS

Program Coordinator, Office for Global Engagement

Please message Haylie with any questions or inquiries regarding the Ensign Global Leaders High School Program

 

STEPHEN C. ALDER, PHD

President, Ensign College of Public Health

Special Advisor for West Africa Programs
Office for Global Engagement
TSH Morton Endowed Professor
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Utah
 

JILL STEPHENSON, MPA

Administration Manager, Office for Global Engagement