Spain: tapas, wine, friends, school all in one and equally balanced. Past Review

By (Bilingual Elementary Education, Illinois State University) for

CEA: Granada, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I enjoy their view of life. they had a sense of relax and healthy life style that i wish existed here.

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.

the workload was very easy.the grading system was different. the final grade is composed of midtern, final exam, and attendance.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The teachers were wonderfull. they took into account that this was a cultural schock for us and were very patient and understanding. In my opinion they had no weakness.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

if i told my host mom i did not like a particular food, she never made it again.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

we took a trip to Gilbraltar which was very interesting.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I became sick in Spain and I had to go see a doctor. The program set up and appointment as soon as possible and send me an email with all the information I needed. the neighborhood was very safe. i felt safe walking home at 4am.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* 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? Make sure you have a weekly plan budget. it is easy to get carry away with all that you can do while in Spain.

Language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • all the different programs it had.
* What could be improved?
  • departure arrangements