Jerusalem: City of My Heart Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/23/2017 to 06/08/2017 with

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Undergraduate Study Abroad Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
that Israel is the best & Jerusalem its best city

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.

classes and professors wonderful. good variety of things to take and passionate teachers. school itself felt like being back in a high school

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Administration was VERY accessible and willing to help. Ira & Inbal in the Office of Student Life should be given an award for their time and care.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

too echoey!

* Food:

It's Israel I never went hungry

* 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? no idea


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Place of Study
  • People
  • Program
* What could be improved?
  • Too high-school like
  • dorms echoey
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? can't say

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.