Intense but amazing in every way! February 19, 2018

By (Charles Sturt University) - abroad from 01/22/2018 to 02/16/2018 with

University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Great start to hebrew

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.

Amazing. Staff administrative and teaching were always available and so helpful. This was way above what I expected and made the experience positive and fun. One thought - the Hebrew University send their beginner intensive Students an online program to assist with knowing a few things prior to commencement. This would be so helpful to have also.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

na - lived off site

* Food:

na

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Brilliant, not one concern ever

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

The intensive was a great way to get building blocks for the language

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

Good pace for where the class was at

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
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The teacher was brilliant - Shany
* What could be improved?
  • Assistance/tips in what to study prior to coming, eg program online etc
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? na

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.