Akwaaba. Welcome. | Kent State University

Akwaaba. Welcome.

It was the first African word I encountered as I set foot on the continent for the first time. A white sign with one word in plain black font next to the entrance to the airport terminal in Ghana. It was a sentiment that would be repeated with almost every encounter over the following ten days. Each time we were introduced to a new person, he or she would smile and gently say, "You are welcome."

Two faculty and fifteen students from the Kent State University College of Nursing Kent and Salem campuses set out on a 14-day trip. As guests of Webster University, we spent three days in Geneva, Switzerland, and ten days in Accra, Ghana, to examine healthcare in a culturally diverse world.

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