Study Arabic at Qalam wa Lawh Center March 23, 2019

By (Università degli Studi di Firenze / University of Florence / UniFI) - abroad from 01/20/2019 to 04/26/2019 with

Qalam Center for Arabic Studies: Rabat - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I studied Arabic at the Qalam wa Lawh Center in Rabat for three months. I attended a course in standard Arabic and Arabic media and I found them excellent. The teachers are all native speakers and have special qualifications for teaching Arabic. In addition to the standard Arabic course, the school offers various types of courses, such as a Moroccan dialect course, an Arabic literature course, a course in arabic media and many others. The institute also offers a scholarship called the "Ibn Battuta Scholarship". In addition to school activities, the institute offers extra activities, such as weekend trips to various locations in Morocco. I really appreciated the teaching method thanks to which I was able to improve considerably my language proficiency. Even weekend trips are excellent and very well organized.

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

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* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

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* 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)


* 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

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

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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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Courses
  • Weekend trips
* What could be improved?
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? -