Learning Spanish in Costa Rica April 23, 2018

By (International University in Geneva) - abroad from 06/05/2017 to 11/17/2017 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?
I was worthwhile indeed. I can't be more happy with the results. After 3 months of learning Spanish in an Intensive rhythm, I'm now able to hold any type of conversation. I had prior knowledge with the language, but never experienced this methodology.

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?

* 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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
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?

Select all that apply

  • 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The methodology of classes
  • The people
  • The nature
* What could be improved?
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? .