Finding a new home far away. April 29, 2020

By (Goethe University Frankfurt) - abroad from 02/15/2020 to 03/15/2020 with

Academia Uruguay: Spanish Online Courses

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was! Not only because of my spanish skills that improved a lot but also because of all the personal experiences that took me further, the cultural perspective that widened and the friends that I found.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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

The Academia Uruguay offered me not only a safe home but a beautiful place to learn Spanish. I felt supported all the time, no matter what my worries were about and the relationship between students and teachers developed to feeling like friendship even though all of them work very professional. The learning atmosphere were great and the activities let me explore parts of the uruguayan culture in a funny, lovely and beautiful way. I already miss it a lot.


* 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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None. It was my first spanish course.
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The type of teaching
  • The free time activities
  • The lovely people
* What could be improved?
  • I didn't miss anything.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I don't have to worry before because I am going to feel safe and happy and experience and incredible time.