Mia Ga Dogo (We Will Meet Again) August 29, 2014

By (Individualized Major: Expressive Arts Therapy, Cornell College) - abroad from 07/10/2014 to 07/30/2014 with

ThisWorldMusic: Traveling - Study in Ghana: Music, Arts, Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I was better at dancing and drumming than I thought I was, and I learned so much about the people and culture. Definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Dancing and drumming for over 4 hours a day exhausting but 100% worth it!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Best pineapple and avocado I've ever had!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The Institute was very safe, but I would advise to not venture out alone, especially at night. Always have a buddy!

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* 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? less than $100

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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
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?
  • Travel
  • Discovering other cultures
  • Learning traditional dancing and drumming
* What could be improved?
  • I wish there was more time to spend at Dagbe!
  • I can't think of anything else
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? i wish I had brought childrens books from home, because they kids loved to be read to.

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.