Making a Mark in Ghana

With no medical care available in the village of Wli Todzi, those in need of serious medical attention must be carried by stretcher down the mountain. Rise Up Development Collective is raising funds to build a clinic.

With no medical care available in the village of Wli Todzi, those in need of serious medical attention must be carried by stretcher down the mountain. Rise Up Development Collective is raising funds to build a clinic.

As the remarkable folks featured in the UCTV Prime series “Going Places: UC Education Abroad” are showing us, the study abroad experience can be a lot more meaningful than a few cool stamps in a passport. And the latest episode, “Changing the World: Building a Clinic, Bridging Worlds,” is no exception.

While studying abroad in Ghana, UC Santa Cruz student Jeremy Kirshbaum launched an effort to help residents of a remote mountain village construct a life-saving medical clinic. Now, students at UC Santa Cruz are helping residents of this mountain community acquire critical funding and health resources through ecotourism, bead sales and benefit concerts, while forging enduring connections across continents and cultures.

Watch “Changing the World: Building a Clinic, Bridging Worlds,” and check out more inspiring study abroad stories at the “Going Places: UC Education Abroad” website. Stay tuned for the final two episodes — all about “Changing Lives” — on December 18.

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