Ghana, I fell in love and never wanted to leave! Past Review

By (Community Health and French, Tufts University) for

Tufts Programs Abroad: Tufts in Ghana

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The workload is very manageable, the teaching is lecture style with no teacher-student conversations generally, and the grading system is easier.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

He was always available and very kind and supportive.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Talapia stand accross from Jerri's, get the talapia and banku!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Beach trips and reggae nights

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? n/a


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
Language acquisition improvement?

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The food and people
* What could be improved?
  • The orientation is too long!