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The decision is made. Big changes will most likely be in store for me in the spring of 2013.

Spring 2013 I will be studying at the University of Ghana in Legon, which is just outside of Accra, the capital city. Is it too early to say goodbye Missouri, hello Africa? 🙂

Now that the decision has been made does not mean that the work is finished, nor has it hardly even began. My next few weeks will be filled with paper work and more research. And just because I know where I want to go and that I am 99% sure I will be in Ghana, that does not mean that fear is out of my mind.

Front page of my MSU Study Away Application!

My first task my Study Away Advisor suggested to me was to start applying for my Passport—how exciting is that?!?!? For the girl who has never been outside of the United States, it’s overwhelmingly exciting.

Secondly, I have been instructed to start researching health precautions I should take prior to and during my stay in Ghana. Please do not be alarmed, but diseases I should consider before living in Ghana include Malaria, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Polio, Yellow Fever, Meningitis and Rabies.

Finally, what many folks want to know—why did I choose Ghana? That is a question that I wish I had a better answer for but to be honest the simplest answer is, it just fit and feels right.

The University of Ghana has an excellent program of agricultural studies and I am excited to discover the differences of American Agriculture and Ghanaian Agriculture. One program that I am excited about is UG’s Department of Agricultural Extension.

Ghana may be an interest of mine but I am aware that there are agricultural differences across the world and the United States. If you had the opportunity to travel to see agricultural differences, where would you go? Would you travel the world or would you just travel the Unites States, or even just Missouri?

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