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Trip Information


When:June 18-July 2, 2019

Faculty:Asante Moody, Deb Holst

Academic focus:

Social Science


Email To:

or Call: 531-MCC-2253


Hints as you prepare to study in Ghana:

  • Bring a copy of your passport's first page, copies of all your credit card numbers and the phone numbers to call to report lost credit cards. Keep these in a separate location from your wallet or purse. It's also a good idea to leave copies of all these numbers with a friend or relative back home. Should you lose your passport or credit cards, having this information will be invaluable.
  • Research your medical insurance provided by Metropolitan Community College so that you know how to use it if needed while traveling.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothing that are appropriate for warm or cool weather.
  • Bring two sets of all prescription medicines that you must take and pack them in different locations in case one bag gets lost. Also bring a copy of your written prescriptions, including those for eyeglasses and contacts.
  • Bring an extra fold-up bag that you can unzip and fill with purchases as you travel. Make sure it is sturdy enough to bring back as luggage and bring a name/identification tag for it.
  • Bring your sense of humor and an open mind.
  • Do as much personal research as possible prior to departure. If you enjoy reading on flights, bring material for reading. Maps are often cheaper and more available in the country you're visiting.
  • Bring lots of film or additional memory for your digital camera. Film is often fresher and cheaper in the U.S.
  • Bring a small flashlight. Many countries have power outages and a flashlight can come in handy
  • Research electrical current needs. A possible site for this is
  • Bring a small carry-on with an extra set of clothes. Should the worst happen and your bag is lost, you will have a change of clothes until your bag catches up with you. If you must take daily medication, bring a two-day supply with you in the carry-on.
  • Check on your air carrier website for the latest baggage restrictions.
  • Check for the latest airport security information.
  • If possible, begin a walking or exercise program prior to departure so that you are better equipped to handle the physical requirements of the trip.
  • Visit your medical professional or a travel clinic to prepare for necessary vaccinations or other health needs. Carry vaccination records with you. Consider car or airplane sickness needs when you consult your medical professional.
  • Tell family you will contact them within 8 hours of arrival, not immediately. Traffic, exchanging currency, getting phones all takes time
  • Vaccination records to be kept with all important docs and to share vaccination schedule with a travel buddy, in case you forget to take your meds
  • Research culture (don’t stare or point) ; dress modestly (conservatively)
  • Pack dry snacks as you get used to food…cereal bars, granola
  • Limit luggage to a size and type that you will be able to easily move on your own as you travel with the study abroad program.