Rewarding Past Review

By (English, Marywood University) - abroad from 01/05/2015 to 05/15/2015 with

CLIC / Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural: Sevilla - Direct Enrollment in Spanish Language Courses

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about being independent, I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with new and unusual situations, I learned that I am an able navigator and street smart.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

NUIG was jsut very different from marywood, at times i was flustered or confused on the process

* 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?

Healthcare is very hard to maneuver for students at NUIG. There are too many students for as little staff they have.

* 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? 100-150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat out to experience cultures for LUNCH and stay home for dinner. Lunch is typically less expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friends
* What could be improved?
  • Little more help in the process
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A little more about the weather/what local people wear

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.