Education Abroad, U.Va.

Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office


Sarah Rupert

My name is Sarah Rupert and I’m a fourth year majoring in Foreign Affairs and French. I spent the Spring 2017 semester abroad in Rabat, Morocco on the “UVA in Morocco” program. I lived with a host family, which was an incredibly rewarding experience in terms of both what I learned about Moroccan culture as well as the relationships I formed. My time in Morocco was not without its challenges, but these challenges -- ranging from what to do if a camel pees on you to gender role expectations -- enabled me to grow as a person and has prepared me for some of the challenges I’ll encounter in the “real world” post-college!