Riveting summer program July 13, 2016

By (University of Tromsø) - abroad from 08/02/2015 to 08/30/2015 with

University of Haifa: Haifa - Summer Courses, Internships, Intensive Hebrew & Arabic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I liked how the language program was well-integrated with tour activities; intensive learning, tempered with unwinding social activities. This was perfect for me, because I wanted to learn Hebrew as well as tour Israel at a relaxed pace.

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.

Riveting summer program for me; interesting Hebrew language program with social activities and tours well-intertwined.

* Host Country Program Administration

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* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

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* Health Care:

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* Safety:

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

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

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? 2
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?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Language course
  • Tours
  • Social activites
* What could be improved?
  • Dorm cleanliness
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I learnt the Hebrew BLOCK alphabet before attending the course, only to find that all learning is done in CURSIVE, which was somewhat of a disappointment :)

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!