Palestine: Make Amazing Friends Past Review

By (Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Harvard University) for

Birzeit University: Birzeit - Palestine and Arab Studies Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It made me really interested in practicing engineering

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.

Palestinian universities mainly depend on how well you do on exams.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It is a very small institution and so it was easy to fit in.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It was cheaper than expected.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I liked the students.
* What could be improved?
  • Grading process.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone who doesn't know a lot about the middle east

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Network Analysis 1

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Teacher was very knowledgeable.
Credit Transfer Issues: No credit issues
Course Name/Rating:

Probability and engineering statistics

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: No credit issues