Egypt a life changing eye opening experience that narrowed down what field in IR I want. Past Review

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Ain Shams University: Cairo - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile. I think it was one of the best things I have done for myself. I gained information about myself I didnt know I had and I know now I can do things on my own.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The work load was fine. What was difficult was finding resources for the research projects. I wish I would have had access to a library. Grading was fair and the professor were good. I especially liked my Arabic professor Dra. Manar and my Egyptology professor, Dr. Hasim.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My resident director and his staff was amazing. Truly made the office feel like a home away from home.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Apartment was located in a nice area in the city. I was accessible to public transportation.

* Food:

Food was fine because I was cooking it. I mean restaurants and food from Egypt is amazing.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Going to Alexandria traveling through Egypt going to football games, cinemas, malls, opera houses, museums and more. AMAZING.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt extremely safe and I only got sick once.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Have a conversation portion added to the class so that the student can improve.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Sunblock, not hot clothing for the summer months but do bring a sweater because it does get chilly in the winter.