Name: Joanna Carmel
Institution: Wellesley College
I instantly felt welcome with the guidance and hospitality of the Blue-Med staff. I learned a lot about healthcare in Ghana and tropical diseases while volunteering at Ho Municipal Hospital and a nearby leprosy village, but the health education and outreach trips to orphanages and more remote villages were especially edifying. I was able to enjoy these experiences under the guidance of Blue-Med staff in accordance with local values and customs, giving me a deep appreciation for Ghanaian culture. I would recommend Blue-Med to anyone looking for a tropical medical volunteer experience with comfortable accommodations!