It was an amazing experience. Past Review

By (VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS., The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 01/14/2014 to 05/25/2014 with

Tel Aviv University: Undergraduate Semester in Israel

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about the world in general. Going abroad helped me learn so much about different cultures and different people. Going to Israel was amazing. I met such great people and learned a lot about the Middle Eastern Cultures. I felt like I was immersed in the Israeli culture. I liked my program because it was sort of a mix between an exchange program and a regular study abroad program. I liked how we all lived in the same vicinity as well. Studying abroad in Israel was extremlet special, it was an amazing experience that opened my eyes to so many things. I was able to do so many things such as go to the beach, hike, or camp out. Israel offers a wide variety of places you can visit as well, for such a small country I didn't feel like I did not have many places to see.

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.

* 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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
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? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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 culture
  • the country
  • the nature
* What could be improved?
  • I thought everything was good about my program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that the dorms were located outside of the city. About 20 min from the center of Tel Aviv.