Great Pharmacy And Cultural Experience In Spain! July 30, 2018

By (Concordia University - Wisconsin) - abroad from 06/14/2018 to 06/29/2018 with

CEU San Pablo University: Madrid - Practical Introduction to the World of Pharmacy, Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to speak little Spanish and the pharmacy world in Spain.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I enjoyed classes with some site visiting and in-class lessons.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Clean and comfortable.

* Food:

Great food! You can have traditional Spanish food in the dorm.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150.00 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do some homework beforehand if you want to visit other cities during your free time.


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
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? Try to learn some basic sentences for ordering food and shopping is useful.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
* 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?
  • Visiting different pharmacy sites
  • Nice dorm and food
  • Free time to explore new things
* What could be improved?
  • Spanish language and cultural class
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I could prepare more questions to ask local students to have more interaction with them.