Akbe KAKAKAKAKAKAKA! February 07, 2016

By (Knox College) - abroad from 12/06/2015 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 am better able to identify with people who live very differently from 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?

Amazing job!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The staff worked very hard to keep us all healthy and aware of the health risks.

* Safety:

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

I feel like a lot of my experience were something I would not have had access to if I was traveling alone or with friends.

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)

Very inexpensive in-country.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The market is where you re going to spend the most. Be careful what you buy and how much you buy it for.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Funeral
  • National Theatre Workshop
  • Dancing Gahu
* What could be improved?
  • Modern Art Gallery promoted more
  • Practice haggling?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I am much better at haggling and at haggling respectfully. I wish I could have given that knowledge to me at the beginning of the trip and made my money stretch even farther. I also wish I had given more to the local school when I had the chance.