The programs made me get wonderful experiences and improve my Arabic skills. March 24, 2019

By (Universitas Gadjah Mada) - abroad from 01/21/2019 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?
For me, Qalam wa Lawh is the best school to learn formal Arabic (fusha) and informal Arabic (Darija). The semester program made me feel international atmosphere with more knowladge about Arabic literatarure, politic, Arabic media, etc. The programs are very well organised. The teachers and staffs are very friendly and welcoming. I really enjoyed with extracurricular activities, Arabic language cafe, public lecture, and visiting activity. Thank you very much Qalam wa Lawh to all opportunities. I really recommend for you to choose Qalam wa Lawh to improve your Arabic skills.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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

I hope I can cantinue my study in Qalam wa Lawh to improve my knowladge about Arabic.

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

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? Advanced
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? Practice communication wih local people.

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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • 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?
  • MSA Class
  • Volunteer Club
  • Tutoring
* What could be improved?
  • Student semester schedule
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This programs are same with my expectations.