Seville Spain, I'll never be the same! Past Review

By (Health Policy Mgt., Providence College) for

CIEE: Seville - International Business & Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

perfect size, just the right amount of kids to keep track of.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

more as a guest, but sort of like an honorary family member. I had to buy a lot of my own food & meals which i was unprepared for financially. But overall it was a great experience for the language

* Food:

unhappy, mainly a meat eating culture with very little variety

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe, healthcare is difficult because of the language barrier but very accessable.

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? more food, transportation, medicine


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

My host family, teachers and other students. In the stores and in all daily interactions Spanish was spoken.

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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  • Americans