By (Augustana College) - abroad from 01/01/2020 to 01/31/2020 with

Lankey: Morocco - French and Arabic Study Abroad Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I applied to this program earlier this year and confirmed my spot for the summer 2020 session. I was supposed to go this summer but regarding the travel bans and borders being closed until further notice, the Lankey team were very nice they pushed the program dates that I wanted instead of this summer they offered winter 2020, spring or summer 2021 I really appreciate how flexible they are and I can’t wait to join this program. My confirmation deposit allowed me to save my spot for the coming sessions since I'm not sure borders would open this summer. I feel very lucky I chose this exact program because they are very flexible with start dates and the length of the program!

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:

* 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? nothing - all inclusive program
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? as soon as you apply start saving


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? beginner in french
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? don't hesitate to practice it on a daily basis

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
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 language classes
  • the host family
  • the country
* What could be improved?
  • not much
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I will see