Reasonably Challenging and Incredibly Broadening August 14, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/28/2018 to 05/17/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Arabic skills and learning from people with different lifestyles and values; worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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? 100 dinar; $140


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Language Partner
  • Professors
  • Trips
* What could be improved?
  • Non-Midd students slacking
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There are limited opportunities to be outside and be physically active (esp outdoors) and that I would love the food. Above all, the professors are fantastic at teaching and really care about each student.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Beginner Jordanian Dialect

Course Department:
Instructor: Udai AbuLateef
Instruction Language: Arabic
Credit Transfer Issues:
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MSA Level 2

Course Department:
Instructor: Nadia
Instruction Language:
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Gender Issues in the Middle East

Course Department:
Instructor: Abeer Dababneh
Instruction Language: Arabic
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Course Department:
Instructor: Are Alawazzi
Instruction Language: Arabic
Credit Transfer Issues: