Learning Israeli and Egyptian Culture September 09, 2019

By (Berea College) - abroad from 06/15/2019 to 07/05/2019 with

KIIS: Israel & Egypt

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
An improved understanding of Egyptian and Israeli culture. Yes it was definitely worth it

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I felt bad staying at a resort like area after spending so much time with refugees

* Food:

* 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

I throughly enjoyed the trip and learned much about the local culture, and learned some of the language though it was not a requirement

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)

Im used to spending very little so I only spent around 150 usd on the trip

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150 usd
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I always say transfer 60 usd at one time so you arnt carrying too much

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Learning about the culture
  • Visiting Historical sites
  • Dancing
* What could be improved?
  • The packing list
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I honestly would have brought more cloths so I could have donated more to the refugees

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!