An immersive experience August 26, 2018

By (Berea College) - abroad from 06/16/2018 to 07/07/2018 with

KIIS: Israel & Egypt

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about cultures outside of my own. I am glad to have gone on such a fantastic trip.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

* Food:

There could have been a wider variety of food options. Especially for those that are vegan, lactose intolerant, and vegetarian. Overall, good food though.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I found the IDF a bit intimidating. But I felt safe regardless of their presence.

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

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? $50

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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 dance classes
  • The excursions
* What could be improved?
  • I would not recommend hiking Masada
  • A larger variety of food options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This trip is not for the faint of heart. You will leave this program with more knowledge, callouses, and muscle than you went in with. Remeber to keep an open mind and heart.