I can't wait to go back! January 29, 2016

By (Liberal Arts, General Studies, Saint Mary's College of California) - abroad from 12/31/2015 to 01/10/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My trip to Ghana gave me a super unique experience to learn about a different culture in a way that is not easy to come by. Having the chance to go to Kopeyia and Dagbe to learn with such knowledgeable artists was truly a life-changing experience, giving me new perspectives that I have brought home with me.

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.

* 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

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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  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The lessons!
  • The food!
  • The people!
* What could be improved?
  • More excursions!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing--Jeremy did a fantastic job of giving us all the information we needed before we got to Ghana.

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.