A learning experience Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/27/2016 to 05/19/2017 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Rabat, Morocco

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the Moroccan culture and history. I also learned a lot about myself both as an individual and a student. It was very worthwhile.

Review Photos

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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

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Like $20-$30

Language

* 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? Level 3 I believe
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Trips
  • Diverse classes
* What could be improved?
  • Teaching techniques
  • Some of the hose families
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about the discrimination in the country because it is deeply rooted in the system that the individuals don’t even know/recognize when they are being prejudice or racist.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

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Morrocan Darija

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Standard Arabic

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Instructor: Hafida Socarno
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Moroccan Politics

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Comments: The teacher was not well prepared.
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Sufism

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The History of Morocco

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