Medical Clinic located in a Mitumba slum- Kenya Past Review

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Study Abroad Programs in Kenya

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This was a true transcultural experience- always around native

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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.

Amazing opportunity to get back to the basics

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Difficulty immersed in the Kenyan culture. It was nice that the majority of people new english to communicate- but also taught us Swahili. Great group size. We were kept busy. The pharmacy was a little unorganized but we did our best to keep things straight.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Mixed with locals staying at the hostel. Not all toilets had seats or toilet paper. We did have mosquito netting and security guard at the gate.

* Food:

same food everyday, but that was what was available to us and safe to eat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We went on a safari, visited an elephant orphanage, and went to a giraffe park were pet the giraffe.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Food was prepared specially for us, we could only eat a certain places too with a limited menu.

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Other

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Defiantly need medical background. Be patient and flexible- plans will change. This is an experience of a lifetime.