API Salamanca Is Salamanca's Best 3rd Party Provider Past Review

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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

Expectations succeeded! The program is as you make it, but no matter what you'll have fun.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Excursions were wonderful.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Salamanca always felt safe, even late at night. The program helped any students that needed medical assistance, even for colds or mild sicknesses.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It depends on how much you travel--if you're staying in Salamanca on most weekends, it's not expensive at all.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? n/a
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Most people don't speak English, so you have to practice every day.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is what you make it academically--be open minded, especially to embracing non-American culture, and you'll love it.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Spanish Grammar

Course Department: CI Advanced B3, B2
Instructor: Pilar Salinas Lopez
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: Pilar is a strict but excellent teacher.
Credit Transfer Issues: I don't know yet.