An impressive time in a special place June 18, 2019

By (Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution, University of Haifa) - abroad from 02/18/2019 to 06/14/2019 with

University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to be more open minded and I tried to understand the narratives on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was definitely worthwhile

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.

* 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?

I had no health issues, I didn't like that the University required an Israeli health insurance even though I already was insured

* Safety:

I felt very safe

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

It was impressive to get to know many very different people from many parts of the world. It was very enriching to get to know their perspective and in this way question ones own position on certain topics.

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)

Everything was very expensive compared to European prices

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • The opportunity to take part in the Masters courses
  • To be able to travel and get to know a part of the Middle East
* What could be improved?
  • For the money the accommodation costs there is definitely room for improvement
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is important to know, that the University is quite far away from the center of Haifa

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.