My name is Jennifer and I studied my fourth semester at Socionom programmet abroad in Ghana, namely on the University of Ghana. I wanted to study abroad to get a bigger understanding of other cultures and challenge myself to do something outside my comfort zone.
I was incredible nervous before leaving because I didn’t know what to expect. I have been travelled quite a bit in Europe and some in New Zealand before but I never been in Africa. Therefore, it was such comfort that I didn’t go alone but with another classmate. When we arrived in the country, we got picked up by people working at our university. There is a special department that works with helping international students, called International Programmes Office, which was very helpful the first few weeks. They took care of us internationals by having introduction days, helping us with registrations and other bureaucratic matters but also taking us on different trips and teaching us about “do’s and don’ts” in Ghana.