Ghana! What a transformative experince! Past Review

By (Global Studies, Rider University) for

GEO: Accra - Study Abroad Programs in Accra

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I loved my experiences and the people I was with. The culture and people are so vibrant! It has definitely made me think about the Peace Corps more intensely, I am also possibly thinking about becoming a foreign service officer :)

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.

We were in class with our roommates so it you knew everyone in your class. It was easier to study because we would have study sessions together and what not. The classes themselves were great! I learned a lot about the culture and development of the country!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration went well! I am not going to lie to you and say that everything went smoothly all the time however, for the countries stereotypical delays the administration did pretty good! :)

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was wierd at first but you did get used to it after awhile! my favorite was Red Red :)

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We went to Cape Coast, Kumasi, and the Volta Region. They were all memorable in there own right! I loved It!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The city was safe and where we lived was safe as well! we has 24hour security at our house which made us feel dafer

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Most people did speak English, we did however learn Twi one of the local languages to speak with the local peoples

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The Culture
  • The Food :)
  • The People
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? my advice is to do it all! and value the connections you make with the locals because that will make your experience life changing! Any adventurous or people that want to discover what they are really made out of should take advantage of this opportunity!