I really enjoyed my trip. Past Review

By (Undecided, Western Washington University) - abroad from 09/17/2012 to 12/21/2012 with

API (Academic Programs International): Granada - Universidad de Granada

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot more Spanish and how different cultures can be. It was worthwhile.

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.

I enjoyed my classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff at API Granada were very nice and well organized.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I have allergies to gluten and my host mother made sure I had a variety of foods and enough to eat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had pink eye and we went to the doctor's and got it taken care of.

* Safety:

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around 50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't buy too many presents for your family.


* 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

Because all the students in our program spoke English we would speak English when we were together. I actually thought that this was good beause it provided breaks from Spanish.

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? Spanish 202
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Group activities.
  • Granada.
  • My host family.
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I'm not sure.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Civilization and Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Maria Pilar Lopez Garcia
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: The teacher was able to engage the class really well.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:


Course Department:
Instructor: Francisco Javier Toro Sanchez
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: This is the first Geography class that I have taken and I've decided that I want to take more.
Credit Transfer Issues: