Mind opening with flexibility July 04, 2022

By (History, Berea College) - abroad from 05/21/2022 to 06/05/2022 with

KIIS: Israel & Egypt

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile, I learned a few phrases in Arabic to communicate with locals, I learned the history of monuments, and buildings, and how it has shaped Egypt now. I learned new soft skills such as being flexible with changes, open-minded to a different atmosphere and being curious about what we encountered.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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:

* 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 would choose this same program again if I had the opportunity. This study abroad program not only helped me gain an understanding of another culture but it gave me the resources and tools to apply knowledge in my future life.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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 activities
  • The food
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • Hotel
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how to learn more Arabic words and phrases.