Once in a lifetime Experience - Nursing Program in Ghana Past Review

By (Nursing., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 04/29/2012 to 05/22/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Ghana

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained more than I can put into words! It was worth every penny I spent and it made me realize that I have nothing to complain about.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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)

* 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? 10
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save early on and look for scholarships.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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
  • Being integrated into a different culture
  • Seeing how blessed we are to live in the USA
* What could be improved?
  • Packing list
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have had a better idea of what to pack. I also wasn't quite sure what to expect, so seeing more pictures of the area would have been helpful.