Fantastic January 13, 2016

By (Knox College) - abroad from 12/07/2015 to 12/21/2015 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the country and their culture. It was totally worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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:

I felt super safe the whole time, which was a question that people asked a lot when I returned.

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? I spent no more than 100 dollars on food and other such expenses for a 2 week trip.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • Not being solely tourists and seeing only propaganda, but the real Ghana.
  • The friendliness of everyone, on the trip and the people we met
  • Everything I learned and saw; dance, drums, art, food, etc.
* What could be improved?
  • More time spent in Cape Coast
  • Learning about the politics and how people view/care about them
  • More Ghanaian chocolate!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring more snacks, just to have when you want a midnight snack or crave chocolate, and buy a better drum bag.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!