Welcome (“awkaaba” in Twi) to the online home of APOC! APOC is a Global Service Learning program organized by Penn Engineering. It is open to ALL undergraduate and graduate students. We take a month-long trip to the cultural center of Ghana, the city of Kumasi. There, we tour medical facilities, work with medical and biology students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on designing low-cost medical devices, and explore the incredible cultural offerings of Kumasi and the surrounding areas in Ghana. Students earn two credits for this course, one earned during the trip in the summer, and one in the spring to design a biomedical device and to learn about the culture of Ghana. To learn more about logistics, go to the “Learn about APOC” section.
APOC is a great opportunity for you if you want to:
- Have hands-on experience designing a low-cost biomedical device with a group
- Want to tour medical facilities and see how patients treated in another culture
- Study abroad and become immersed in another culture, but can’t fit it in during the school year
Our information session for the 2019 trip will be held Weds, Sept 26, 5:30-6:30 PM in Towne 108.
Applications submissions have been extended to 10/26/18
Download the powerpoint from our info session here if you missed it.
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