I moved to Ghana, West Africa, prior to my senior year of undergrad to participate in an education abroad program. I was leaving the comfort that I knew to live in a new culture for an entire year. I traveled farther than ever before to a continent I had never seen. I didn’t know any Ghanaian people, but when I arrived I was warmly welcomed. Ghanaian students and university staff
made me feel at home, and I quickly moved into a space of trust and open-mindedness, ready to absorb, adapt, and learn.