Summer in Ghana! September 01, 2022

By (Breakthrough Houston) - abroad from 07/01/2022 to 07/24/2022 with

The Experiment: Ghana Internship - Contemporary Art & Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot more about the contemporary art scene in Ghana and I got to immerse myself within the culture. I learned about the history of slavery and colonialism within Ghana and how that has current, long-standing effects on Ghanaian culture. I definitely gained a greater sense of nuance and understanding around Ghana and its culture and history, and I would definitely say it was very worthwhile.

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.

* 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

Despite this being my first time going abroad by myself, it was an incredibly rewarding experience and I had a lot of fun learning about Ghana and its culture and history. I personally enjoyed my time a lot and wish I had more time to immerse myself even deeper into the culture.


* 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? 30 USD


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Being able to go to different cities
  • Being able to participate in an internship
* What could be improved?
  • There was no homestay program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that the outlet shape in Ghana was different, and I struggled to charge my phone.

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.