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All blog posts are by University of Michigan students who have participated in a CGIS program. The following blogs are students studying abroad in Jordan.
William reflects on his term in Jordan
Today is Monday, December 18th and one of my last days of class. I have today, tomorrow, then the next day is my final exam, then the next day I fly back to America. I took my Oral Proficiency Exam yesterday and found that I increased 5 levels in proficiency. To put this in perspective, at the end of 4 semesters from Michigan, I increased 3 levels (from no-knowledge to Novice-Beginner). At the end of this semester, I am at Advanced-Mid, that’s something like 8 times the rate of improvement of Michigan. Not to say our program isn’t wonderful, in fact the opposite. Compared to students from other schools, I entered at a very high-level comparative to the number of years I’ve studied Arabic. However, if your goal is to learn Arabic then this is 100% the program for you.