Past Review

By (Linguistics., SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY Binghamton: Ifrane - Exchange & Study Abroad Program at Al Akhawayn University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned a lot about living and assimilating in a different culture. Also learned a lot about myself as an individual.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Similar to an American university in terms of the educational experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Difficulty in communication with those in charge. Messages were not always clearly relayed to the students.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Building 38. Adequate housing. <br /><br />

* Food:

Not many choices. In addition the restaurants were not always open when they said they would be.

* 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? No


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep track of how much money you're spending.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

I was able to practice the language usefully in everyday interactions throughout the country.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Beginning Arabic II

Course Department: ARA 1412
Instructor: Professor Brahim & Professor Amal
Instruction Language: Arabic
Comments: The course was challenging but both of the teacher's were knowledgeable and well prepared.
Credit Transfer Issues: