The ultimate cultural understanding, living with a Ghanaian roommate Past Review

By (Child Development and Comunity Health, Tufts University) for

Tufts Programs Abroad: Tufts in Ghana

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes, i am glad i did it. It was good to see what similiarities/differences exist among people a world away

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Ghana at Legon
The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

it was not too challenging but i still learned quite a bit in some of my classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dr. Bilson is great and his family is amazing. He often went out of his way for us.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

International Students hostel-Ghanaian roommate <br /><br /> I liked the set up and I had a wonderful roommate

* Food:

the food was good and it was fun to try new things

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

there was always something to do on or off campus

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

i felt safe and Dr. Bilson took very good care of us

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


* 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? about 100 cedis a week on average toward the end, more at the beginning but it depends on social activities (club admissions, movies, mall trips, etc.)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? it goes faster than you think so be frugal when you can


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

i was able to use some Twi while there,although I have forgotten a lot of it now

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? five months is a long time, be ready

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department:
Instructor: Kofi Agyekum
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Professor Agyekum is great! And it was nic eto have a class for just the Tufts students since in this subject we were all on the same level.
Credit Transfer Issues: no