I want to go back. Past Review

By (Finance and Financial Management Services., Bentley University) - abroad from 05/28/2013 to 07/29/2013 with

Bentley University: Ghana - Global Social Responsibilty Practicum

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This box would not be big enough for me to explain everything i gained and learned from my experience. it was certainly worthwhile and I am so happy I did it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

I spent the first month $200 a week and I was not overspending. but i was able by the second month to be able to only spend 100 a week (excluding suveniers/ weekend adventures)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Money-saving is difficult when you are in such a different country from your own. obviously things are cheaper but if you manage your money and tell yourself that you are only taking out this amount of money for the next two weeks and see how it goes that will be your best bet to figure what you can cut back on the following two weeks.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the people
  • the culture
  • the country
* What could be improved?
  • understanding their culture beforehand
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Their culture

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.