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Mollie W.

Legon, Ghana
Hometown: South Jordan, Utah

Hello! My name is Mollie Watts, I am an 18-year old student traveler currently spending a Gap Year Abroad Semester in Legon, Ghana. I have had a desire to travel and help others since I was very young. In the start of my senior year of high school, I decided that I was going to graduate early and embark on an exchange program. I approached my parents with my idea and they supported my ambitions; we began my early grad process and application. The following three months prior to my departure included a lot of homework, packing lists, immunizations, and goodbyes. This blog is where I will be sharing my experiences as I am living and volunteering abroad. Read along to learn more about what life is like here in Ghana- I'm sure it'll be an addition to your bucket list. 


Excursion #1: Slave River, Cape Coast Castle, and Kakum National Park

By Mollie W.

Two weeks ago, the CIEE study abroad students and I embarked on our first excursion. We left on a 4 hour bus drive to Cape Coast, Ghana. We first went... keep reading

A Day in the Life of a Gap Year Student in Ghana, West Africa

By Mollie W.

I have been in Ghana for about six weeks now, and since I have had the opportunity to settle down and get my bearings, I felt that it was the... keep reading