Sevilla, Spain: Wouldn't trade the experience for ANY THING and would do it all over in a heartbeat. Past Review

By (Marketing., The College of William and Mary) for

API (Academic Programs International): Seville - Universidad Pablo de Olavide

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely. I learned so much about differences in culture. I also gained a very decent grip on the language.

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.

I didn't feel like I actually learned a whole lot about the topic of my class compared to what I would learn at William and Mary, but that's because the teachers took into consideration the fact that we are also there to experience the culture and see the country. Therefore, it wasn't as intense as it would be at WM and I think that was a good way to go.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was me, another girl in my program, and a spanish lady. She didn't really talk to us a whole lot, but she was a sweetheart. I just wish I had a spanish "family" as opposed to just one lady.

* 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:

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? Traveling cost a lot more than I anticipated


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 202
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Immerse yourself.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? DO IT! You won't regret it. Sevilla is a beautiful city and the people are very kind and I have nothing bad to say about it (other than during the summer it's really really hot)