an unusual attachment Past Review

By (Economics., DePauw University) for

IES Abroad: Rabat - Study in Rabat

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
learned to be responsible for myself and trust my instincts

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.

- manageable amount of work load, in fact sometimes too little - i think the professors cut us some slack because we were not domestic students

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

-it was a small group so i liked that - i hoped they would have given us more information on how we could travel around the country - more volunteering opportunities

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

- it got quite cold in the rooms later on - the internet usually had problems

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

the trip to the sahara desert was amazing beginning from the hotel to the camel ride and then spending the night on the oasis

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

- it was quite safe during the day, but i still wouldn't recommend a female student to be alone in certain parts of the city

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? $1000
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? because of the exchange rate it is easy to get carried away and spend a lot of money towards the beginning; so i would say plan wisely


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

- locals at stores, restaurants etc - other students living in the dorms with us

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? - it will not be as easy as studying in europe, in terms of infrastructure, ease of travel etc; making an effort to learn the language really helps