Hobz bfromage Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/26/2017 to 05/14/2018 with

CIEE: Rabat - Language and Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Language, friends, confidence, perspective

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Wasn't particularly rigorous except for Arabic. But all classes were enjoyable and informative. The exposure was rigorous enough.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I enjoyed my host family a lot.

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I made so many friends!!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

As well as we could in Morocco

* Safety:

We were prepared for the realities and helped when things happened.

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

Wonderful people in a wonderful place.


* 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)

Could have spent next to nothing.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $10 or $30 if we traveled
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy ingredients and not eat out. Don't take first class.


* 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

All the time

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? ARAB 301
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? Just use it! Go outside!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* 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?
  • The people
  • The language
  • The place
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Class rigor
  • ??
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Study abroad is scary when you know no one.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!