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START DATES

ANY SUNDAY YEAR-ROUND

PRICED FROM

825 USD + 249 USD REGISTRATION FEE

DURATION

15 DAYS (FLEXIBLE TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)

MINIMUM AGE

17 YEARS OLD ON TRIP START DATE

PMGY GHANA GROUP MEDICAL TRIP

Organise your 2 week group medical trip to Ghana today! Group leaders travel free and your 15 days in Ghana will be fully structured, inclusive and led by our experienced team. Your first week will have you arrive in Accra before travelling to Lake Bosomtwe for your first few days on the Community Outreach healthcare project. After providing primary healthcare alongisde the support of trained healthcare professionals to the local villages of Bosomtwe, we will head north to Mole for a couple days adventure including safari, waterfalls and monkeys.

 

Your second week will see you back in central Ghana as Kumasi becomes your base. Your placement for this week will be at Manhyia Hospital which is one of Kumasi’s biggest government hospitals. There is a range of departments for students to gain exposure and insight in as well as learning from the doctors and nurses. We will finish your group medical trip in Ghana with more adventure travel and some R&R in Cape Coast and Busua beach. Cultural activities will be provided throughout including drumming, dancing & an art class. Everything is included in your 2 weeks Ghana group medical trip from the airport transfers and meals to accommodation, medical donations, entrance fees and cultural activities.

 

GHANA GROUP MEDICAL TRIP HIGHLIGHTS WITH PMGY

  • A FULLY STRUCTURED, MOST AFFORDABLE, SAFE & ALL INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE
  • A PERFECT BLEND OF VOLUNTEER, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & CULTURAL IMMERSION
  • TRIP ITINERARY, ACTIVITIES & DURATION EASILY TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS & WANTS
  • GAIN EXPOSURE INTO THE LOCAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN HOSPITAL & OUTREACH SETTINGS
  • PMGY WILL ENSURE A TRUE AUTHENTIC AFRICAN EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR GROUP IN GHANA

HOW IT WORKS

Plan My Gap Year has the expertise, experience and networks to make your Ghana expedition accessible, safe and stress-free. We pride ourselves on safety management and we have risk assessment documentation for all our overseas trips including to Ghana that outline how we ensure participants are kept safe while overseas.

 

Organising an overseas trip for your group involves lots of preparation. From flights and insurance to pre-trip training and that’s even before you’ve looked at organising the itinerary! So that’s where PMGY come in. We really do specialise in the group’s overseas expedition area providing exclusive group trips whilst accommodating large groups of students, on full board options. We guarantee to provide trusted and vetted medical project settings that provide great insight, exposure and learning opportunities for students. In addition, we will sandwich in some fantastic travel opportunities around Ghana for students to enjoy on their rest days. We can organise:

  • FLIGHTS (PMGY ARE ATOL PROTECTED), TRAVEL INSURANCE & FULL VISA GUIDANCE
  • ALL-INCLUSIVE TAILORED VOLUNTEER AND/OR TRAVEL-BASED ITINERARIES
  • FULL PRE-DEPARTURE PREPARATION AND 24/7 INTERNATIONAL & IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT

As a social initiative, we are able to guarantee affordable prices without sacrificing the quality of our programs. We frequently have groups joining our programs as they are looking for a more affordable alternative to their existing provider. We can tailor a trip around your requirements and work with you to create your personalised group medical trip itinerary. So why not follow the PMGY ten-step journey below to making your bespoke group medical trip to Ghana a reality!

TEN STEP JOURNEY & OUR SUPPORT ROLE

Step 1: Arrange a Call – Should this trip be the one for you, get in touch by email or call and one of our group expedition specialists can discuss and tailor your Ghana medical trip. Alternatively, let us know the best way to reach out to you and we will do so at a time convenient to you.

 

Step 2: Meet & Greet – After initial contact has been made and ideas progressed, our group expedition specialist will travel to meet you and any of your colleagues in person. As a result, a face can then be put to the name, the Ghana trip planning can be evolved and any initial questions can be answered.

 

Step 3: Information Session – Once the itinerary, duration and dates are in place for your trip to Ghana, our group trip specialist will come and host an information session with all interested travellers and parties. We will convey all necessary content and information about the trip and hold a Q&A session after the presentation to ensure all attendees are as informed as possible before signing up.

 

Step 4: Confirm Trip Numbers – Once the internal deadline for registrations has passed and the trip numbers are known, PMGY will arrange the invoice procedures for the overall group deposit payment to confirm the trip go ahead. For every 10 students, 1 group leader spot will be provided for free! We can also arrange and provide flights and insurance options for all travellers should this be applicable.

 

Step 5: PMGY Pre-departure Support – Throughout the build-up to your Ghana group medical trip, we will be on hand to support you whatever way possible. Whether it be through creating your bespoke trip handbook, completing risk assessments, communicating safety management procedures or providing project preparation webinars, we will have all bases covered.

 

Step 6: Pre-departure Session – Around 2 months before your group trip begins in Ghana, we will conduct a final pre-departure session with all travellers and relevant persons. This will ensure that everything is in place before your group head overseas and the content covered will align with this accordingly. We will also distribute PMGY T-shirts to all travellers at the session!

 

Step 7: Before You Go – In the days before your arrival into Ghana, we will be in close and regular contact with you to make sure everything is in place for your trip. This will include a range of emails and phone calls ensuring your arrival procedures are all in place, dietary requirements & medical conditions are catered for and that our ground team in Ghana are well prepared for your group’s arrival.

 

Step 8: Enjoy the Trip! – When on the trip, our ground team will become your day to day port of call. We will touch base with them daily to make sure your trip is running smoothly. If required, we will be available 24/7 from afar. We will check in with you across the trip to see how everything is going. We know you will be in safe hands with our trusted, experienced and vetted ground teams!

 

Step 9: Return Home – By the time our team have dropped you safely back at Accra Airport, the travel blues may already be starting to kick in! We hope all travellers have had an unforgettable trip! Each trip participant will receive a certificate of completion. Furthermore, we will check in one final time with you in the days after your trip for feedback on your Ghana experience.

 

Step 10: Future Planning – After a few weeks away from Ghana and once the travel blues have well and truly settled in, it’s now time to be planning your next group medical trip with PMGY to create more magical memories! Whether it be back to Ghana or to a new destination, PMGY will be on hand every step of the way again to facilitate your new adventure. Back to Step one we go!

CASE STUDY - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Who – Ohio State University (OSU) from the United States of America. 14 medical students and 2 staff members from OSU travelled to Ghana on a group trip expedition with PMGY.

 

What – A 15 day medical-based learning volunteer expedition. PMGY arranged hospital placement settings as well as community outreach programs for students to engage in. In addition, adventure travel to Mole National Park and Cape Coast & Busua Beach were arranged as well as cultural evening activities. As a result, Ohio State University received a fully tailored and structured itinerary from PMGY for their Ghana experience that was action-packed, insightful and impact-driven.

 

Where – OSU moved around quite a bit during their 2 weeks in Ghana with PMGY. They arrived into Accra with flights all arranged via PMGY. The next segment of the trip was the community outreach placement in central Ghana located by Lake Bosomtwe. Afterwards, the group moved onto our main PMGY Ghana location of Kumasi for the hospital setting. Outside of the project locations, OSU students also travelled to Mole in the North of Ghana and Cape Coast & Busua Beach in the South of Ghana.

 

When – OSU joined PMGY on an overseas group expedition for 2 weeks in May 2019. The group enjoyed the experience so much they have made plans to return with PMGY in the same period for 2020 with a new group of students.

 

Why – OSU chose PMGY for their Ghana overseas trip as they provided a fantastic inclusive bespoke trip itinerary. Furthermore, because the fees were so affordable, it made the trip accessible to a range of students. The range of community-based settings for volunteering as well as the adventure travel made the trip very desirable and an opportunity many of OSU students did not want to miss. The cultural activities also arranged by PMGY added a further unique experience to the trip. Overall, OSU felt very assured and confident in arranging their Ghana trip with PMGY from the moment the first initial contact was made. These feelings only became stronger as time went on and during the trip taking place.

 

How – An OSU academic leader reached out to PMGY online enquiring about overseas group trips specific for medical students in late 2018. Communications developed positively with a range of phone calls and emails as our PMGY group trip specialist worked with the academic lead to create a bespoke, structured itinerary that would allow students to get the most from their experience as a whole. PMGY provided a structured pre-departure service throughout to make the process as hassle-free as possible for OSU. Examples include hosting information and pre-departure sessions for students and parents, trip support packs put together, arranging flights and insurance and extensive communications provided in a timely fashion throughout the trip build up. OSU was well prepared for their trip to Ghana and the PMGY ground team in Ghana were well briefed and prepared for OSU’s bespoke itinerary. As a result, this transitioned into a smooth and unforgettable experience for OSU trip participants.

 

Feedback – “From the moment we started researching overseas trips, it became clear that PMGY was the standout option. Their low fees and consequently how affordable they make overseas experiences for groups was something I was yet to come across with other overseas group trip providers. From the moment I started to discuss ideas of a group trip with Philip from the PMGY team, I felt at ease and assured. The trip itinerary they put together for our students was everything we wanted and more. It allowed for an experience like no other and the students learnt so much and gave so much back not only from the volunteering but also from the cultural and travel opportunities. Seth and the rest of the Ghana team were amazing in providing the in-country experience. They could do no wrong and went the extra mile to ensure our students had the best experiences on so many occasions. Our 2 weeks flew by, the accommodation was more comfortable than expected and the Ghanaian food was so much tastier than expected. We had some unbelievable experiences spotting elephants in Mole and learning history at Cape Coast Castle. None of this would have been possible without the support and organisation of the PMGY team. All at OSU look forward to returning to Ghana in 2020!”

THE MEDICAL PROJECTS

Background – Access to healthcare in Ghana has improved dramatically since the introduction of the National Health Insurance Act in 2003. However, the healthcare system in Ghana still faces a number of challenges, particularly in rural areas. The large majority of patients arrive due to illnesses related to poor sanitation.

 

Malaria is also a huge issue and remains the cause of many deaths and illnesses. In addition, HIV/AIDS continues to harm the lives of so many Ghanaians. Many of the major causes of death and serious illness are avoidable. The work of the healthcare system in Ghana largely centres on treating immediate cases. However, it also extends to educating the local communities in preventative measures.

 

The hospitals are poorly resourced and under-staffed by western standards, so you will have a very eye-opening experience. In the same vein, people that live in rural communities are not well educated, poorer and have the worst access to healthcare. You will have the chance to gain exposure to healthcare provisions both in rural and urban settings during your group medical trip in Ghana.

 

Your main role is to learn and experience the Ghanaian healthcare system, procedures and culture, observing how this may differ to the experience you have at home. Over the course of your placement, you will witness a range of unique cases. This may include cases such as Typhoid, Polio and TB. There will also be the chance to ask questions about tropical diseases such as Malaria, Leishmaniasis and Dengue.

 

Kumasi – Manhyia Government Hospital – Based in central Kumasi, Manhyia Hospital is home to a range of departments. Participants will have the opportunity to observe within more than one division. Such departments include –

 

Adolescent Counselling, Community Health Education, Dentistry, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), General Surgery, Laboratory, Nursing, Maternity & Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, Prenatal, Psychology, Radiology, Ultrasound

 

Students will receive a comprehensive introduction to Manhyia Hospital. A local member of the PMGY Ghana team will lead a tour around the whole institution. Thus allowing you to become familiar with the hospital’s layout. Furthermore, this will also give you an opportunity to meet staff members within each department.

 

You will be placed in a number of different departments and can choose to prioritise their experience accordingly. As a result, you will receive a broad insight into the Ghanaian healthcare system. You will find the staff at the healthcare facilities appreciative of your support and positive towards information sharing.

 

Whilst the hospital adopts modern forms of treatment, you will experience how cases are treated within an under-resourced and poorly sta ed healthcare system. Most noteworthy, you will gain exposure and insight into the challenges the local staff face. Furthermore, cultural factors and a lack of education/health awareness will give you an insight into the alarmingly high number of preventable cases admitted each day.

 

Many students also find it fascinating to witness the dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship compared to that of the western world. Working in a hospital as a medical volunteer in Ghana is a great opportunity to get close up clinical exposure and learn about health care systems in developing countries. You will witness a variety of cases, which offers a fantastic contrast to what you might find in your local hospital!

 

Whilst you will be assigned a member of staff within the department to mentor each student, it is important to understand that the local staff are extremely busy. Therefore, you should be proactive, ask questions and be assertive in requesting additional guidance should you require it. Please note there may still be a communication barrier and the staff will do their best to translate when they can.

 

There may be opportunities to undertake some basic hands-on involvement. However, the opportunity for this is dependent on a volunteer’s relationship with the doctors/nurses they work alongside. This extends further to gaining permission of the patients and previous experience/qualifications.

 

Lake Bosomtwe – Community Outreach – The team will arrange a community outreach program in Lake Bosomtwe for volunteers to engage in. This will involve working alongside local medical staff in providing primary healthcare to rural communities in the surrounding areas. This specific outreach project in Ghana only runs under the supervision of local medical staff, but our local team will be on hand to facilitate all the logistics.

 

As a group, you will join together to provide care and education to the local communities surrounding the Lake Bosomtwe area. These communities will open your eyes to what a local Ghanaian’s lifestyle is like. As a result, they are sure to help you identify the real needs of the people of these villages.

 

You will have the opportunity to assist Community Health Workers in delivering quality care to those in rural villages around Lake Bosomtwe. Many members of these locations will lack the understanding of appropriate healthcare and facilities to provide adequate care and resources are scarce. Remote villages make up 45% of the country’s population of 28 million people. It will not only be your place to assist the Community Health Workers with programs such as dental hygiene, women’s health care, nutrition & food prep, diabetes screenings but also to adapt to your surroundings and learn about the culture and community of the people. As a result, you will gain a different perspective and insight into the rural healthcare system of Ghana.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

We have put together a sample 15 day itinerary that incorporates the ultimate group medical trip in Ghana. For the reason that it provides a perfect blend of volunteering, travelling, adventure and cultural immersion. Moreover, the trip itinerary is fully structured and inclusive throughout. However, we understand each group has different objectives from an overseas trip and different criteria to meet. As a result, we can tailor the sample itinerary below into a bespoke itinerary that matches your goals and objectives for an overseas group medical expedition in Ghana.

 

In short, we can tailor a trip around your requirements and work with you to create your personalised group trip itinerary so the students can get the most from the experience. Whether you wish to extend or shorten the duration of the trip, solely focus on volunteering, or would like to incorporate volunteering into a wider trip with travel opportunities – we can work together to create the perfect itinerary for you. Above all, we will ensure your group trip to Ghana remains fully affordable, structured, safe and inclusive.

 

Days 1-2 - Arrival & Orientation at Lake Bosomtwe

Akwaaba! You will arrive at Kotoka International Airport (Accra International Airport). On arrival into Accra International Airport, you will be greeted by Seth from the PMGY Ghana team who will be easily visible in his PMGY T-Shirt.

 

You will be taken straight to our partner hostel near the airport. The journey will take around 20 minutes. The taxi ride will provide you with your first glimpses of this amazing country.

 

You will then travel straight to Lake Bosomtwe which is the home of the PMGY Ghana program for the next few days. The journey takes around 5 hours and our local team will accompany you. Some of the views along the way are really amazing. The team will stop for a traditional meal along the way.

 

Upon arrival, you will be provided with a chance to settle into the Paradise Resort hotel accommodation. Our team will go through important health and safety information to follow during your time as a volunteer in Ghana. We’ll teach you more about the way of life in West Africa, cultural differences and the local community. In the same vein, our team will also try to teach you the basics of the main language in Ghana, Twi.

 

Dinner will be provided in the evening and you will be introduced to the activities you will get involved in during the following days.

Days 3-6 - Lake Bosomtwe - Community Outreach

We will start our project work on day 3. After a good breakfast at the hotel, we will travel by private transport to the project site for each day.

 

It will be time for everyone to roll up their sleeves as for the next 4 days you will be working directly within the local communities around Lake Bosomtwe. The project will consist of 4 hours in a community medical setting under the supervision of local medical staff and the PMGY team.

 

The group will join together to provide care and education to the local communities surrounding Lake Bosomtwe. These communities will open your eyes to what a local Ghanaian’s lifestyle is like and help you to identify real needs for the people of these villages.

 

After busy mornings volunteering, it will be time to return to the hotel to get ready for a well-earned Ghanaian lunch to top up energy levels. After lunch, volunteers will spend a little time resting and then depart by private transport for a couple of days of renovation work at a local clinic by painting, replacing fixtures, cleaning and more. You will be playing an important role in improving the infrastructure and resources of the local clinic to improve the standards of health provisions can be provided in the community.

 

On each of your evenings in Bosomtwe, we will provide cultural and fun activities for you to enjoy. This will allow you to immerse yourself into the Ghanaian culture and lifestyle further and ensure your days remain action-packed! Examples will include a drumming lesson, traditional African dance class and a quiz night. On the completion of the project work on the morning of day 6, we will make the long drive north to Mole for a couple of days of adventure and exploration.

Days 7-8 - Mole National Park, Larabanga Village, Waterfalls & Monkeys

Your hotel will be located in the centre of the national park. Currently, it is the only standing hotel to be surrounded by the natural habitat of wildlife in the national park. You will have the morning to relax, navigate the local area or enjoy a swim in the pool.

 

By mid-afternoon, you will climb atop the jeep for the 2 hour safari in search of these beautiful creatures in their home. After finishing the jeep-top safari you will go back to the hotel for the evening meal. Once night falls, we will go to the nearby village of Larabanga to participate in some traditional drumming and dancing of the Northern Region.

 

At 7am on day 8, everyone will meet for another 2 hour safari on foot. You will walk through the jungle to encounter first- hand the route taken by many species of antelope, see the monkeys swinging through the trees, and the elephants bathing one another in the natural waters of the land.

 

Following the walking safari, you will have breakfast and depart from the hotel to continue on the journey. First stop will be at the Larabanga Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in West Africa, to learn about the Muslim traditions and the importance it holds in their tribe. The next stop is Kintampo Waterfalls; here you can enjoy a refreshing swim under the crashing waters.

 

Lastly, you will take a walk on the wild side feeding the monkeys of Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary out of your hands! We will finish the day with the travel south to Kumasi. This will be the base for our hospital setting of the group medical trip.

Days 9-12 - Kumasi - Manhyia Government Hospital

After a couple of days full of sightseeing and exploring, it’s time to continue our volunteer project work in Kumasi. The group will spend the next four days placed within Manhyia Government Hospital alongside the medical staff of this facility. The group will be split into smaller groups and will rotate within a few major departments to observe direct patient care. Please be aware that methods of care provided within the hospital may not meet that of the western health standards, but we promise that you will be fascinated by the medical staff and their resourcefulness.

 

The afternoons in Kumasi will be based around the cultures of the Asante people. After lunch, students will spend a little time resting and then depart by private transport to visit some very unique Ghanaian experiences including the Manhyia Palace, Kejetia Market and the Kente weaving village of Bonwire. We will also host small health education courses in a nearby school to local families!

 

Dinner will be provided every evening at the hotel. Evening activities including an art class, local market tour and pizza night.

Days 13-14 - Cape Coast, Canopy Walkway & Busua Beach

After working hard volunteering in Kumasi at the hospital, it’s now time to play hard for your final few days in Ghana as we head off on one more Ghanaian adventure trip! We will leave Kumasi at 5am on day 13 and head down to the south of Ghana.

 

Our first calling point will be a visit to Cape Coast Castle. The tour is a fascinating but harrowing experience and an insight into horrific human cruelty. Thousands upon thousands of West African men and women were imprisoned within the castle’s dungeons, in the most inhumane conditions, before passing the ‘Door of No Return’ and being shipped off to the Americas. You will get to experience the thrilling feeling of walking the same steps as the African slaves in the dungeons out to the door of no return. Be prepared to learn about the shocking history of Ghana’s slave fortresses and their significance to modern-day Ghana.

 

The morning of day 14 offers a chance for a nice lie-in! You are welcome to awake at any time today as the beach awaits you. If you are up for an early morning we invite you to join us for the opportunity to pull in the nets of the local fishermen. Once the nets are in you can encounter many species of sea life including swordfish and tuna to squid and large manta ray!

 

The day is spent on the beach soaking up the sun, getting that tan that everyone at home expects you to return with. There are many souvenir shops locally where the local people love to show off their work! Throughout the day, based on the tide, we will take a surfing class. We can’t wait to capture videos of you up on that surfboard in the sea off the coast of Ghana! For our final night in Ghana, we will come together over a bonfire and enjoy some traditional drumming, dancing and singing!

Day 15 - Accra & Hometime

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. We will arrive back at Accra International Airport in good time for your flight home. Should the flight schedule allow, we will visit one or two points of interest in Accra on your final day in Ghana. This will include the Accra mall and Jamestown Lighthouse. It’s been a great two weeks!

ACCOMMODATION - HOTELS

 

Your first night in Ghana will be spent at a hostel near Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Our partner hostel offers basic but comfortable accommodation. It is a dorm based setup and rooms are air-conditioned and exclusive. Our coordinator will also stay at the hostel and stay with the group at all accommodation settings throughout the trip. As a result, you will have 24/7 support if needed.

 

During your time volunteering, you will stay at the Paradise Resort by Lake Bosomtwe and Royal Street Hotel in Kumasi. Accommodation in Lake Bosomtwe will be more rural and further afield from amenities. In Kumasi, accommodation is close to the city centre and based in a friendly part of town. You will find restaurants, convenience stores and ATMs in the centre of the town.

 

Accommodation throughout your medical volunteer placements is basic but comfortable. The rooms are a mix of single and double beds with up to 6 people in same-sex rooms. You will be provided with fans in the room. In addition, each student is provided with their own mosquito net and bed linen. Bathrooms are shared and each has a shower and western style toilet. The water is usually cold but this shouldn’t be a problem as Ghana is hot all-year-round!

  • LOCAL SIM CARD, MOSQUITO NETS & BEDDING ALL PROVIDED
  • LOCAL LAUNDRY SERVICES AVAILABLE & WESTERN STYLE BATHROOM FACILITIES PROVIDED
  • ROOMS ARE SINGLE-SEX & GROUP LEADERS ARE PROVIDED WITH THEIR OWN ROOMS

 

Wi-Fi is usually available at Royal Street Hotel but can be very intermittent and unreliable. Wi-Fi is not available in the more remote Paradise Resort by Lake Bosomtwe, but our team provide all travellers with a free local SIM card. Clothes can be hand-washed or there are local laundry services nearby in Kumasi. Please note that power cuts and water shortages can be common in Ghana. Whilst we have backup measures to combat this, there may be times where the power cuts out or there is no water for a while.

 

During the travelling aspect of the trip, you will stay in one of our partner hotels at Mole National Park and Busua Beach. The accommodation can be dormitory or shared rooms with fans and with private western toilet and bath. The rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable.

MEALS

You will be served three meals per day across the whole of your time in Ghana. Most meals are traditional Ghanaian dishes that can be typically quite spicy (although the spice can be toned down and adjusted according to the general consensus of the group). The occasional western meal will also be added in and all meals will be freshly-prepared each day!

  • EXPERIENCE THE UNIQUE TASTES OF TRADITIONAL GHANAIAN CUISINE
  • WESTERN DISHES WILL BE OCCASSIONALLY PROVIDED ACROSS THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • VEGETARIAN OPTIONS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE TRIP

 

Ghanaian cuisine consists of a lot of rice and the meat is mainly fish or chicken. Pork, lamb and beef are difficult to source in Ghana and usually quite expensive. There is also a real lack of fresh dairy products. The typical staple foods in Ghana include jollof rice, cassava and plantain. Sweet potatoes and yams are also important in the Ghanaian diet and cuisine. Vegetarian options are always available.

 

Here is an example of the meals you can expect:

* Please note our local team will do their best to cater for all dietary requirements. Any dietary requirements will be requested by the PMGY team in advance of your group trip arrival into Ghana. Such details will be forwarded to the local team, but it is a good idea for the relevant staff/student to re-iterate any dietary requirements to the local team on arrival into the country.

PHOTOS


TRIP COSTS

DURATION

PROGRAM FEE

TRIP DEPOSIT FEE

TOTAL

15 days
825 USD
249 USD
1,074 USD

* These fees apply to each individual student.

 

In order to confirm your group trip to Ghana with PMGY, you need to pay a trip deposit fee of 249 USD for each student. The remaining Program Fee of 825 USD per student is then due no less than 60 days prior to your Ghana trip start date. During this period if you need to make a change to your trip (destination, itinerary or trip numbers) then we will aim to facilitate this without any administration fees. Furthermore, we are happy to facilitate an instalment payment option should this be more beneficial for your group.

 

Payments can be made via bank transfer and PMGY will create and send the invoices and payment receipt details once the trip numbers are confirmed. Alternatively, we can establish payment links directly through our website using all major debit and credit cards. We will outline instructions to make payment in our email communication with you. Please note credit card payments are subject to a 3% additional fee to cover the bank charges that PMGY incur.

  • GROUP LEADERS TRAVEL FREE FOR EVERY 10 STUDENTS THAT SIGN UP
  • THE TOTAL FEE FOR EACH STUDENT IS GREAT VALUE, TRANSPARENT AND FULLY INCLUSIVE
  • ONLY A SMALL TRIP DEPOSIT FEE PER STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR TRIP HAPPEN

 

The prices are based on group numbers of 20+ and do not include flights or insurance (these can be arranged separately through PMGY). For every 10 participants, we are able to provide 1 free spot for the staff or academic leaders. Consequently, no trip deposit fee or Program Fee will be required for each staff or academic leader participant on the trip.

 

Included in the Fees – 2 x pre-departure briefing sessions, financial protection, airport transfers, private transportation across Ghana and to/from project, 3 meals a day, all accommodation, volunteer placements, medical donations, travel activities including all applicable entrance fees, cultural activities, 24/7 International & Ghanaian based support, extensive pre-departure support opportunities, PMGY Ghana t-shirt and an International Certificate of Completion. (Group leaders will receive all of these inclusions complimentary).

   
  

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • ACCOMMODATION (HOTELS)YES
  • MEALS (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER) YES
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS (24 HOURS)YES
  • IN-COUNTRY ORIENTATIONYES
  • PRIVATE TRANSPORT THROUGHOUTYES
  • MEDICAL PLACEMENTSYES
  • TRAVEL ACTIVITIES & ENTRANCE FEESYES
  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIESYES
  • PMGY GHANA T-SHIRTYES
  • 24 HOUR IN-COUNTRY SUPPORTYES
  • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SUPPORT YES
  • PMGY GROUP SPECIALIST CONTACT YES
  • PRE-DEPARTURE SUPPORT MEETINGS YES
  • INFORMATION SESSIONS YES
  • VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK YES
  • 100% FINANCIAL PROTECTIONYES
  • REGULAR PROGRAM INSPECTION YES
  • FREE GROUP LEADER SPOTS YES
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETIONYES

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • FLIGHTS TO ACCRANO
  • TRAVEL INSURANCENO
  • SPENDING MONEYNO
  • VISANO