Salamaca, Spain: The Time of My Life Past Review

By (Biological Sciences, Wright State University) for

AIFS: Salamanca - University of Salamanca

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
AIFS in Salamanca, Spain was absolutely wonderful. It opened my eyes to another culture and another side of the world. I have more of an understanding for foreigners who come to the USA now.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The workload was not difficult at all. Professors and resources were extremely helpful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I cannot speak highly enough of the AIFS staff.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food was AWESOME!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had several excursions to surrounding cities in Spain.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt very safe and at ease in Salamanca. You have to be careful in the bigger cities, though, like Madrid and Barcelona.

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Everyone. My host family, my friends, fellow students, waitors, etc. A few people knew some english, but

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Budget your money wisely. Make too many friends and study too hard.