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.


* 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.


* 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?

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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?
  • 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.