TIA: This is Africa (Kenya Edition) Past Review

By (Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Kenya

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was eye opening and inspiring

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Teaching method was much more engaging and personal than at an American college

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very well managed, my expectations were definitely met

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Students were housed in small 4 person huts.

* Food:

It might be tough for lactose intolerant people to avoid dairy products

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Work with the local HIV/AIDS clinic, tree planting, field studies with neighboring villagers

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very clean, safe facility and community

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? The only expense was personal souvenires. I spent about $20 each week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? You can spend as little or as much as you want to spend


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans