European Summer Course

Eugenia Akrofi Start Date: Jun 18, 2018 - End Date: Jul 17, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad

My Travel Story

by: Eugenia Akrofi Start Date: Jun 18, 2018 - End Date: Jul 17, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
My name is Eugenia Obeng-Akrofi. I am a Ghanaian student who has been selected from a large number of applicants from all over the world as a participant of the European Summer Course 2018. The program takes place from 13th to 24th August 2018 in Germany and focuses on Integration, Globalization and Nationalism. 
As someone who believes the problem facing Ghana and the continent at large is Leadership, being a part of the program will broaden my worldview on legal systems and the workings of systems abroad. 
After high school, I enrolled in the Nation’s premier university with interest in Political Science. The study of Political Science at the undergraduate level has come further increased my understanding on the happenings of political and governmental issues in the global village. In my efforts to further broaden, improve and pursue all of my academic passions, I hope to have the privilege of attending the European Summer Course.
Being born and bred in a third world country is quite challenging, but also gives you a different perspective about the world. This perspective changes  and reflects  your outlook on life. A roof on your head or even having a simple snack are considered privileges. Right from childhood, you’re taught to compete by being placed among healthy competition to realize your inner potential. Most often, you are placed in classes among the best people to compete with.  I live in Accra, Ghana with my parents and siblings. Given the large family size, my siblings and I are enrolled in public institutions to save cost.
The lack of a national financial aid system in Ghana makes it almost impossible to pursue programs abroad. Based on these factors, I am currently unable to self-fund my participation to the program fully. Ultimately, my goal is to incorporate these learnings into other aspects of my life.