API is the best program to study with! Past Review

By (International Business., Trinity University) - abroad from 09/17/2014 to 12/13/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Life changing. Learned so much about myself and the rest of the world.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Education was easier than home institution, however not too basic.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Maria and Inma were incredibly friendly and great to work with. My parents loved them!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my residencia that API put me in! Great location in town and room was basic, but nice. Food was okay.

* Food:

Basic but accommodating.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had no issues health wise but everyone who did said it was a painless experience.

* Safety:

Felt very safe, walked home very late at night often with only a few people *as was the norm there

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? $100


* 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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Advanced
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? Don't be scared to talk to locals!

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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Directors
  • Travel Options
* What could be improved?
  • More travel options!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't be afraid to spend the money to travel! Accept that its worth it.