Joyful January 05, 2022

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/04/2021 to 12/16/2021 with

CET Jordan: Intensive Language

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a great deal of language ability and I gained confidence in my ability to travel through many parts of the Arab world. I also gained close connections with local friends and got to have experiences with their guidance that I wouldn't have had without their help.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* 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

This program provided me with plenty of opportunities to engage in the language and the local culture. I learned about many aspects of local society that I was not expecting to be able to learn about.

Finances

* 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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Upper Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Teachers
  • Language Practice Opportunities
  • Program Activities
* What could be improved?
  • COVID Response
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Arabic