10/10. Multiculturalism in North Africa Past Review

By (White Plains High School) - abroad from 07/01/2019 to 07/28/2019 with

The Experiment in International Living - Extraordinary High School Summer Abroad Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I definitely improved my social skills and it will definitely help me in the future

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Academic aspect mostly included learning Arabic, which in itself is difficult.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I felt as if everything was well planned and well though it.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Everything was good and there wasn’t anything to complain about.

* Food:

The food, of course, was really good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

By the homestay, everyone in my group felt as if they were a part of the country and it’s people.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe walking through the streets of the cities.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

The country just had so much to offer.


* 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)

Cost was never an issue. Everything was provided

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 10 dollars for snacks


* 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
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? To always engage the people and to always practice.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Host Stay
  • Food
  • Activities
* What could be improved?
  • Arabic Lessons
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To try everything at hand. The experience goes by extremely fast.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.