Ghana is a gem on the coast of West Africa, a country that boasts a vibrant tribal culture, breathtaking natural beauty, a world-class capital city, and a powerful and moving history. Its friendly English-speaking people and its status as a stable, peaceful democracy have given it a reputation as a great destination for first-time visitors to Africa. Nonetheless, Ghana faces many of the challenges other African countries face, including poverty and lack of infrastructure, and many Ghanaians do not have access to adequate healthcare or educational opportunities. Volunteers in Ghana work side by side with local people at schools, orphanages, health clinics, and environmental organizations to help build a stronger future for the Ghanaian people.
Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt University focuses on preparing students for the workforce with programs catered to practical, applied learning. Students attending the university not only have the opportunity to experience all that Edinburgh has to offer, but also leave with valuable hands-on experience in their field of study. Offering a diverse course listing, complete with top programs in Textiles & Design and Brewing & Distilling, Heriot-Watt provides students with an exceptionally unique study abroad experience. The University’s offerings extend beyond its campus, as Edinburgh is a great location for students and visitors of all ages. The city – known as the world’s leading festival city - boasts beautiful landscapes and a lively downtown complete with a thriving art scene.
Imagine studying abroad in one of the most politically and religiously significant nations in the world! There is arguably no destination more diverse and historic than Israel. As the hub of the world’s monotheistic religions – Judaism, Islam, and Christianity– Israel offers countless opportunities to experience its rich history through preserved sacred sites, beautiful places of worship and abundant museums. At the same time, the small nation is also modern, urbanized and bustling. Known as the Start Up Nation, Israel’s technological sector is second only to Silicon Valley. This thriving sector drives the economy of Israel and paves the road for modern infrastructure, endless entertainment and whirling nightlife. The landscape of Israel is as diverse as its people. With pristine beaches along the Mediterranean coastline and snowcapped mountains in the north, opportunities arise for any type of adventure-seeker.