Best experience of my life so far! Past Review

By (International/Global Studies., Fordham University) - abroad from 01/07/2013 to 05/18/2013 with

CIEE: Seville - International Business & Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile. I learned how large the world is and what a small portion I know about it.

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.

The classes were a mixture of easy and hard but the greatest learning experience was traveling.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Homestay was the best experience ever.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It all depends on what you make of it.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No problems.

* Safety:

No safety concerns for me personally but it is all about being smart and taking care of yourself.

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)

Travelnig was the most expensive thing!


* 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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Host Family
  • Sevilla
  • Beginner Level
* What could be improved?
  • Courses offered at the university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You do not need to pack your whole closet.

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.'