My First Adventure Abroad Past Review

By (Marketing., Eastern Washington University) - abroad from 01/21/2014 to 05/23/2014 with

AIFS: Granada - University of Granada and Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am much more confident, and outgoing then I ever have been before. I know I can do anything I set my mind too.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Academically the school was very laid back but at the same time it was intense in the amount of class work.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Edu is very helpful with anything you need. He knows everyone and can get you info on anything.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Living with Spanish students my age was an awesome experiance.

* 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:

I felt completely safe walking around at any hour. No issues what so ever!

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


* 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)

We were able to save a lot of the money we brought and used it to travel more.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 euros a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Be a frugale as possible while still doing everything you want to!


* 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? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? High school spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Make friends with locals, they will want to speak English with you and you can practice Spanish

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Learning a new language with locals
  • Experiancing the historical sites
  • Learning about the culture
* What could be improved?
  • The residencia food could be better
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Key phrases that would have helped get around town

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.