DON’T FORGET TO PACK Water-resistant shoes!
Women: bring tampons or even better, your diva cup
BEST LEFT AT HOME Lotion sunscreen
WHERE TO LIVE On-campus resident halls!
BEST EATS NEAR CAMPUS Bush Canteen, the largest on-campus market
FAVORITE GHANAIAN ACTIVITY Watching or participating in spontaneous dance competitions!
WHERE TO STUDY The air-conditioned computer-labs on campus
MUST-TRY LOCAL DISH Fufu and chicken light-soup with dry smoked fish
BEST PHOTO OP The canopy walk at Kakum National Park
BIGGEST FAIL Not realizing that mangoes do not grow year-round until
there were suddenly none in the markets
BUY THIS Tom Brown porridge (peanut- and corn-based)
NOT THAT Hausa Koko porridge (millet-based)
MOST INTERESTING CLASS Psychology of Religion (Ghanaian context as focus)
BEST PART OF THE PROGRAM Having such an incredible support system in place at the University of Ghana, UCEAP Study Center
UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND TRIPS Our excursion with the UCEAP Study Center to the Ghana
Permaculture Institute located in the Northern Region
BONUS PRO TIP Leave behind your cotton clothes which hold moisture and heat in! Instead, bring articles of clothing made from light synthetic materials. Additionally, Ghanaians judge maturity largely on attire and neatness, especially in academic settings. As foreigners, this can be worked toward by being culturally respectful and dressing modestly. Men and women alike often wear button down shirts and blouses with pants. Women wear midi length dresses and skirts as a more heat-friendly option.