Ghana: Changed my life.... I will never forget and want to make a difference. - Marygrove College: Ghana Travel Seminar Past Review

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Study Abroad Programs in Ghana

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The whole time we were busy seeing and learning about different aspects of the Ghanaian culture. It was hurt breaking but yet empowering at the same time. You can walk away from the experience with a greater appreciation for your life and the community in which you live. Wanting to assist and make a difference for those people who are less fortunate than you.

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.

The overall experience was very enriching. It was very informative it helped developed memories that will last a life time for me. I would recommend this program to all students. I personally would attend another one if I am allowed. It was awonderful safe way to explore another country.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The whole educational experience was beyond anything I could have imagined going in to the actual trip. Every day was filled with a new experience. It was emotionally draining because you wanted to help everyone. But at the same time we were fore warned about the conditions from the Professors at Marygrove College. A nightly debriefing really came in handy while we were there to assist us in processing everything we had experience during our daily encounters.

* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

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* Health Care:

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* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do not let anyone talk you out of the opportunity to go and be objective.