I couldn't have asked for more! April 17, 2019

By (University of International Studies of Rome / UNINT) - 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?
I just understood what does it mean "widening your horizons": isn't it enough? :D

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

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

Learning languages is a lifelong learning and in this school I had the opportunity to grow up after my university studies. I really recommend this school for everyone who wants to improve or learn Arabic from scratch, from every age and level (the advanced ones too). Teachers are amazing, able to meet your needs and to make you improve in a very efficient way. You can really perceive their great abilities, excellent preparation and unique methods in teaching Arabic. Then, all the staff is fabulous: always so kind, patient, available to help you from the easiest things and welcome people with a big smile! Finally, this school offers so many opportunities to practice the language outside the classroom and get to know the country 100%. Actually, learning a language means widening your horizons towards new cultures and ways of living and here, thanks to this school, you can really understand what does it mean! I couldn’t have asked for more! :D

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? Intermediate
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? Speak speak speak: everywhere and everytime!

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

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Teachers and staff
  • Way of teaching and cultural immersion activities
  • Local atmpsphere and people
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing in particular
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You don't need to worry about anything!