Sevilla: Experience that will never leave you Past Review

By (Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication., The University of Texas at Austin) for

CIEE: Seville - International Business & Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
my cultural awareness and confidence grew exponentially. I am more confident and excited to travel the world and learn more. I don't feel like I have to stay in my little bubble in Texas any more. I know there is so much more out there that I can explore.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? n/a


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 4th semester
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I practiced with my host family. I had to speak the language on a daily basis because most people did not speak English.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Spanish Civilization and culture

Course Department:
Instructor: victoria quintero
Instruction Language: spanish
Comments: Extremely challenging and boring. Did not gain anything from this class. It was difficult and the professor was unapproachable.
Credit Transfer Issues: