AMAZING April 29, 2022

By (Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/13/0022 to 04/28/2022 with

CET Jordan: Intensive Language

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worth every penny I spent. I improved so much on my Arabic and just grew so much as a person. I highly recommend CET

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Very academically rigorous the Professors are willing to help 24 hours a day and I learned so much.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was dirty when I first arrived but other than that it was good.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

They set you up with a language partner which is a native Jordanian student to have conversations with and we have Jordanian neighbors.

* 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

I learned so much CET was so helpful in helping me learn Arabic and I am in fact doing it again in the Fall because I couldn't leave the program.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? maybe 70 US dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? no

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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Advanced Mid or 7 semesters
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Definitely follow the language pledge.

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?

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  • 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?
  • Intensity
  • Professors
  • Resources that were available to me
* What could be improved?
  • na
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I studied the local Jordanian dialect before studying in Amman but CET helped me learn fast.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Internship: Bridging Theory and Practice

Course Department:
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This was the most useless class I have ever taken, the Professor could not teach.
Credit Transfer Issues: