Life in Ghana Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 05/08/2012 to 06/06/2012 with

Berea College: Accra - Traveling to Ghana: African Music and Literature

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to love what I have in life, to trust God and to keep my family close. And it was ALL worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

Our housing was ALWAYS GREAT. We didn't have the greatest water flow or electricity but, it was always clean and GREAT.

* Food:

We never got hungry, and for that I thank our instructures and the WONDERFUL people in Ghana. Till today, I still miss having 3-5 meals a day.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Healthcare issues were addressed immediately! Our instructors made sure everyone who was sick was getting the help they needed

* Safety:

nothing of mine EVER got stolen or lost!

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Less than $30
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Yes, don't spend your money all at once, wait for the big trips to the market and the artist centers or carving villages.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Other
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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 I met in Ghana and the people i traveled with
  • I learned SO much about their culture and traditions
  • I was NEVER hungry
* What could be improved?
  • Preparations before travel
  • spreading out events through out the trip so that we are not DRAINED and tired/bored at the end
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much I was going to LOVE it.