I went on a Rustic Pathways trip to Ghana in the summer of 2012 with students and staff from my school, the British School of Brussels.
We did community service in the northern region, in the city of Bolgatanga. The staff where constantly supportive and encouraged us to question the situation around us, allowing me to have a reflective and knowledgeable experience.
We also traveled for a week around Ghana, seeing many of it's beautiful sites. I always felt safe, as the staff were very thorough in check ups, and were always aware of our surroundings, yet still gave us the freedom to freely explore certain parts of the country.
The staff were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, compassionate and overall, really made the experience worthwhile!