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4 Things Students From Developing Countries Should Know When Going on Exchange

As an international student from Nigeria, there are so many things I wish I knew before embarking on my internship journey to Accra, Ghana. From understanding the importance of managing expectations to preparing for culture shock, I learned a lot about what it means to return to a developing country on exchange after living somewhere else for so long.

So, if you're planning to go on an exchange to a region in the Global South, read on to find out the 4 things students from developing countries should know when going on exchange!

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5 Reasons Why Students From Developing Countries Should Return on Exchange

As an International student from Nigeria that has lived in Canada for about 7 years, the idea of going on an exchange to another developing country seemed somewhat unnecessary to me. 

This feeling is probably what many immigrant students feel when the notion of interning or studying abroad comes up, especially to developing countries that are similar to your place of birth. 

However, returning back to the developing world, to a developing country different from your home, could be a way to connect back to people, traditions, and customs that are similar to yours.

With an internship, or study abroad semester, you have the ability to go back to the region to remember what it is like to live there again. 

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