Namibia was AMAZING and life changing... Past Review

By (International Politics, Trinity University) for

CGEE: Windhoek - Nation-Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely. It was eye opening and insightful and amazing and all these wonderful things plus some. It is not your traditional study abroad where you are just in college in another country--it was more hands on and educational and you get a much higher level of exposure to modern problems and real culture and things like that. It was a really strong program, we met a ton of famous people, and overall everyone had a really amazing life changing experience

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

The CGE Namibia staff was AWESOME!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived in a giant house, 4 people to a bedroom.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Not too much, it depends on how much you go out to eat and drink. Very easy to live very cheaply.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Medical expenses can be high if you get sick. Plan on spending a bulk of your money on spring break.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? DO IT!!! And get to know as many Namibians as you can, and go to the cardboard box every day... you meet the most amazing people there!