A Great Experience that Everyone Should Participate In! August 15, 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 so much about myself and about the Spanish culture. It gives you a whole new perspective about different cultures. It was definitely worth the time, and I hope to go back! I learned so much about the pharmacy practice in Spain, and have shared my experiences with the pharmacists I work with, in hopes to improve our pharmacy practice.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was very helpful and the administration was great and easy to work with!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The dorms were very clean and spacious.

* Food:

There was a wide variety of food offered during each meal.

* 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

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)

I thought this trip was affordable, especially considering how much was included in the cost.

Language

* 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

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The coordinators!
  • the classes
  • food
* What could be improved?
  • nothing!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It was such a great experience, I wish I would have gone on trips like this sooner!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'