Excellent study abroad and cultural experience in Morocco May 04, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/01/2019 to 12/20/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Rabat, Morocco

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

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Absolutely loved the one on one course

* 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? ~20$ not necessary though on luxury goods

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? Language School completion of level 2.5
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

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
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?
  • One on One Class
  • Cultural exposure
  • All the People I met
* What could be improved?
  • More Excursions!
  • More knowledge about what to expect coming in
  • More Challenging courses
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More information about what to expect when packing/getting ready to come. I felt like I knew nothing until I arrived.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'

Individual Course Reviews

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Berber Culture

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Darija

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Instructor: Soukayna
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Fusha High Intermediate

Course Department:
Instructor: Najat
Instruction Language: Arabic
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Anti Terrorism

Course Department: 1 on 1
Instructor: Hamdi
Instruction Language: Arabic
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