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UGA - Franklin - Maymester in Tanzania : Testimonials (Arusha)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
beginning to understand Swahili culture, the stories I learned about other people's lives, I can do more than I think
— Sarah Dillon, Maymester 2016
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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I loved being able to tour places that I never would have had the opportunity to by myself! Going to Oldepai Gorge, the serengeti, and Zanzibar were some of my favorite parts.
— Rachel Helling, Maymester 2016
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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I am horrible at bargaining, not great at Swahili, and try everything. Don't hold back even when it comes to trying ox liver at dinner.
— Rachel Lovin, Maymester 2016
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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How life changing it is experiencing another culture so far away from home.
— Owen Carrick, Maymester 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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if you're going to climb kill- bring extra layers!
generally- be open, be ready for anything and to do anything, listen to what the professors tell you (they know a lot more than you think, no matter who you are!)
— Sarah Dillon, Maymester 2016
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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Read all of the reading materials in your free time before the trip and during the trip. Depending on your classes, some of your final papers require lots of other sources.
— Rachel Helling, Maymester 2016
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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Do it. It's amazing. Watch out for the tse tse flies and the carvers market in Dar, they are way more aggressive. If you're even thinking about climbing Kili, do it. Additionally, drink all the passion fruit Fanta you can, you'll miss it once you're stateside.
— Rachel Lovin, Maymester 2016
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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If you do any study abroad chose this one. It is incredible and you won't regret it.
— Owen Carrick, Maymester 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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Anthropology is definitely what I want to do
— Sarah Dillon, Maymester 2016
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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I want to become an Elementary school teacher with a minor in anthropology. Anthropology will help me understand backgrounds of all of my students and provide the best lesson plans that include all of my kids. I think this trip has also made me realize that I might want to teach abroad and help children like the ones we saw in the orphanage. Personally it has been my lifelong dream to go on a safari and I am so overly excited still everytime I think about it.
— Rachel Helling, Maymester 2016
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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I would like to work with people from different cultures. It's refreshing to meet people who have completely different perspectives than yours. I also want to keep climbing mountains, in the literal sense.
— Rachel Lovin, Maymester 2016
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
Program Testimonials
This study abroad will make my future prospects that much more accessible because of the way it influenced me and benefited me as a person.
— Owen Carrick, Maymester 2017