Diversity and Enjoyment January 08, 2019

By (Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)) - abroad from 10/04/2018 to 01/04/2019 with

University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was so worthwhile. I learn different way to see the world and also to learn in a different way.

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.

Very nice, especially for language learning.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Not too bad since I get used to see some little unexpected guests, but the staff is really helpful and will deal with the problem quickly.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Anticipating volunteering program is a nice way.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

During my time of staying I never feel be in danger.

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

Three months is too short. One year program or the spring one is much more better.

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)

Haifa is much better than Tel Aviv, but it still expensive.

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

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? Advanced
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? Try to grab someone and keep talking. Or just make some local friends by participating in activities.(There are some activities includes local students and international students)

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

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Course
  • Activity
  • Trip
* What could be improved?
  • Dorm
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Time passed so fast and those who would study with you were so nice.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!