Incredible, Thought Provoking, and Beautiful August 28, 2019

By (Luther College) - abroad from 01/27/2019 to 05/11/2019 with

SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Multiculturalism and Human Rights

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about Morocco and about being a global student during my time in Rabat. It was so interesting to learn about the ways that post-Arab Spring Morocco has shaped its identity within the larger context of the MENA region and within its proximity to Europe.

Review Photos

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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

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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The Professors
  • My host family
  • The Research Project
* What could be improved?
  • Better access to internships
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had spent more time preparing my Arabic language skills. While it is completely possible to live in Morocco without any Arabic knowledge, my time in Rabat would have been even more fulfilling if I had had some previous Arabic knowledge. The program did a great job of setting up beginning Arabic student with basic knowledge and language phrases so that I felt relatively confident communicating with my host family and with other Moroccans, but it was still very obvious that my language skills were lacking.

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!