Hello Jordan, Inshallah we will meet again! Past Review

By (Knox College) - abroad from 08/20/2016 to 12/15/2016 with

Study Abroad Programs in Jordan

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of knowledge about Jordan, and bonded with many people. It was amazing and 100 percent worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not a lot of access to academic resources

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

A bit disorganized but nice and well meaning

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my host family, they were fabulous

* Food:

My host family provided most of my food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There were some activities and places that we were prohibited from experiencing by our program that were very integral to the local culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe feeling generally; in exeption, watch out for street harassment

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I would choose the same country, but not through Amideast, which ACM partners with. The other programs in the country that I learned about while there are more well rounded.


* 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)

It was hard; the dinar is approximately 1.5 US dollars.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Not much, maybe 5 dinar. My host family regularly supplied food.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to look for the less expensive hole in the wall food places; they have great shwarma and falafel sandwiches.


* 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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None in Arabic
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? If you have the opportunity to study if before going, do so. The amount of time you spend speaking Arabic can be greatly effected by how much you can say in Arabic.

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
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Host family
  • Travel
  • Professors
* What could be improved?
  • Scheduling
  • Restrictions
  • Overall organization
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would wish I signed up for a whole year!