Hard but rewarding! April 24, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/30/2019 to 12/19/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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)

expensive if you want to be out of the house

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? save lots! very expensive
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? save a lot of money!!!


* 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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 203
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? its hard but work hard

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

  • 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?
  • people
  • classes
  • language
* What could be improved?
  • administration could be more supportive
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? more about harassment

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Arabic
Instructor: Chitam
Instruction Language: Arabic
Comments: good
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Arabic
Instructor: Dalal
Instruction Language: Arabic
Comments: challenging
Credit Transfer Issues: no