It was an experience I will never forget August 08, 2017

By (Eastern Kentucky University) - abroad from 01/02/2017 to 04/15/2017 with

KEI Abroad in Nairobi, Kenya

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about other cultures, traveling, new political views, religions, and made so many friends!

Review Photos

KEI Abroad in Nairobi, Kenya Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

I loved Kenya with all my heart and would go back in an instant.


* 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? approximately $75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you plan on traveling on the weekends, make sure to budget extra money for it!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none in Swahili
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Ask your friends to teach you! I would practice with my roommate weekly, and that was how I learned the small amount of the language that I did.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Affordability
  • Location
  • Excursions
* What could be improved?
  • Orientation
  • Onsite help
  • NA
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew the amount I would have ended up traveling on weekends so I could have budgeted more money for it

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.