I learned hebrew and fell in love with a country! Past Review

By (Hebrew Language, Literature, Brandeis University) - abroad from 06/26/2017 to 07/31/2017 with

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Hebrew Language Instruction – Ulpan

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained an understanding of a new culture, friends, knowledge, and the experience of a life time

Review Photos

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Hebrew Language Instruction – Ulpan Photo

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I didn't live on campus but I never heard any complaints about housing

* Food:

There was no meal plan, but the cafe and dinning hall were both great!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There were many trips, but because of my busy schedule I did not get to attend them. But, they sounded great.

* 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

The rigor of the classes pushed me to really learn as much hebrew as possible!


* 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? about 100 dollars.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Apply for grants and try to buy stuff in the shuck.


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
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? Try apps on your phone!

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

  • Apartment
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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
  • curriculum
  • food
* What could be improved?
  • longer programs
  • meal plan
  • smaller trips
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That learning hebrew would be so hard and intensive but worth it!

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!