Challenging, but worthwhile January 24, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/03/2018 to 12/20/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Rabat, Morocco

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My experience abroad was worthwhile. My language skills improved and I learned a great deal about Moroccan culture and history.

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?

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* 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)

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

Students sign a language pledge that prohibits students from speaking any language except the target 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? Intermediate

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Professors
  • Host Family
  • Language Partner
* What could be improved?
  • Better integration into the community
  • Better communication between administration and students
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had realized the prevalence of sexual harassment in Morocco.

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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Amazigh Communities

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Media Culture

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Comments: This course was absolutely fantastic! The class was discussion-based and encouraged us to speak with our host family and language partners to better understand media culture in Morocco.
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Moroccan Dialect (Darija)

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MSA High Intermediate

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