Best Experience Ever Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Tufts University) - abroad from 07/24/2012 to 12/18/2012 with

Tufts Programs Abroad: Tufts in Ghana

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've learned to be more humble. I also learned to value time and the people around me. It was an eye opening experience

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Overall most classes were rigorous. Studying weekly was a must and some courses had papers, midterms and exams so it was academically intense.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were very helpful!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was awesome. Sometimes we would lose electricity or water but we were made aware of this.

* Food:

Excellent food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I love the Ghanian culture, the people are very welcoming!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Easily accessible and efficient!

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe in any circumstances.

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? Most money went to food about $20-40 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The food on campus is relatively cheaper than food off campus so try to eat on campus.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Helpful TIG and UG Staff
  • Weekend Trips around various parts of Ghana
* What could be improved?
  • No issues with visas, we were not able to travel to Togo because of this!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Adjusting back to the American lifestyle is quick difficult!

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.