Programs : Brochure
- Program Terms: Summer
- Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
The mission of the University of South Florida's Bulls Service Breaks Program is to raise awareness of social issues and injustices through education and intensive service learning experiences. With the goal of promoting service and cultural exchange on the local, national and international level, students are immersed in communities that will bring to the forefront social awareness and inspire lifelong action and friendships. There is no more powerful service experience than when students are fully immersed in new communities and social issues.
Social Issue Focus in Ghana: Community Development, Public Health & Education (in Cape Cost) and Environmental Conservation and Women’s Empowerment (Ho)
USF students from a variety of disciplines will engage in various projects in the Cape Coast and Ho communities of Ghana. Based on your area of study and skill set, you will be put into various teams to work on individual community projects that each have their own goals and objectives. Students will also participate in various cultural classes including: Culture 101, Language Classes, and Drum/Dance lessons. Cultural excursions may include the Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Slave Castle, Keta Slave Forte and the Wli Waterfalls.
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This is a non-credit service learning program.
To apply for either BSB International Trips participants should apply through the Education Abroad site and will be interviewed by members of the Bulls Service Break program. Once selected, students must complete Education Abroad Pre-Trip Departure Training and the pre-trip BSB Meetings with staff and fellow participants (at a time to be determined by the group).
Go direct to the Bulls Service Break site! - http://leadandserve.usf.edu/servebreaks.php
Mr. Todd Wells, Program Director
Program Cost Includes:
Full room and board
All in-country transportation
USF Student Health Insurance
Program Does Not Include:
Round trip airfare
Interested in joining a BSB trip as a Trip Educator/Coordinator or Participant and getting involved? Check out these important events and deadlines. Can’t make any of the events? Contact us for more information or to set up an individual appointment with our team.
Please click here for further details regarding payment.
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
Please click here for more detailed information.
Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.
Students should carefully review the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation, and includes information on insurance, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.
Questions regarding study abroad and program enrollment:
Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement