Study Abroad - Travel Tips
1. Research and obtain a travel guide
Take time to thoroughly find information about your host institution and country. Also do well to get your hands on a travel guide as it contains vital information regarding all aspects of day-to-day living.
2. Culture Shock
Take time to familiarize yourself with the culture of your host institution. Adjustment is inevitable, you will be better prepared to deal with their consequences when they occur. Also brace yourself for re-entry shock when you come back to Ghana.
3. Weather & Clothing
You are likely to move to a different climate that usually experience four seasons. It is essential to pack according to the weather. You will find yourself in an environment where the sun is still up as late as 8pm. It is up to you to use the weather to your advantage for a great experience.
New country, new food. Do not be afraid to try something new. It is going to be a long couple of months, hence give your body time to adjust to new types of meals. When you go out to eat, tipping is a great way to show your satisfaction of service
5. Health & Safety
Find about the various illnesses that might be more common in the country you will be visiting. Make sure to do a checkup also. Make all the necessary health information available to your programs administrator in the host institution abroad so they can assist you with any special needs.
Patience is key. Whether it is a home stay, residence or apartment, exercise patience with those you live with as they will be learning to adjust to you
7. Showcase the Ghanaian brand
Set an example, you are an ambassador for University of Ghana, the culture and country. Behave in a way that is respectful of others’ rights and well-being and encourage others to do the same