My experience in Academia Tica Past Review

By (Universiteit van Amsterdam / University of Amsterdam / UvA) - abroad from 09/04/2017 to 10/13/2017 with

Academia Tica Spanish Language School: Spanish Courses in Coronado and Jacó Beach

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Now I feel more confident speaking Spanish. I got the basics to travel without problem. I met lots of friends and my time there is something I won't forget.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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* 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?

* Safety:

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

I spent four weeks at Academia Tica and it was a great experience. The teachers are very professional and I was never bored in class. I have learned a lot, my Spanish has improved widely and I also had time to travel and get to know very special places in the country.


* 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)


* 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
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

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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  • Apartment
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Fun classes
  • Free activities and excursions
  • Lots of international students
* What could be improved?
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It can get really cold during rainy season.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.