I returned to Seville! Past Review

By (Broward College) - abroad from 01/13/2014 to 05/29/2014 with

College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS): Seville - International College of Seville

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gain international culture and knowledge. I traveled all over Europe, making friends, memories and lifetime bonds.

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.

There is a huge range of classes offered at ICS. By association with the Universidad de Seville, classes can be taken in both english and spanish, from begginers to advanced. But more importanlty, class subjects have an even wider more enjoyable range.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My study abroad advisor was so helpful and easy to work with. Even while abraod in Spain, she replied quickly and efficiently to emails and always left me satisfied.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My accommodations were amazing! Before the program began, I spoke with the housing advisor at ICS and informed her of my insecurities of living with a roomate and a host family for the first time.. Not only was she extremely understanding, but she made what felt like a home situation just for me to meet my only-child needs! And it goes without saying that my host family in itself was phenomenal! I mantain contact and relations with them till this day!

* Food:

All 3 meals were all inclusive 7 days a weeks.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

With over 10 weekend excursions, intercombio offerings, volunteering oppertunities, a suggestion wall, and friends made. By the end of my stay with ICS, I had made local friends, found local english tutoring job oppertunites and most importantly learned my way around the city. In addition, Spring term at ICS offers the student Semana Santa, Feria and gorgeous Sevillana weather!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

120% all inclusive health care with advisors who are willing and able to make or take you to appointments if necessary..

* 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)

Sevilla is not an over priced city. 1 Euro oppertunities everywhere!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 30€
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save well. And if you are intrested, ask your professoror maybe intercombio if they know anyone seeking private english lessons (which is always being saught!)


* 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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 101
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Make local friends!!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Staff
  • Host family
  • City/location
* What could be improved?
  • Wifi
  • Local integration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew it was going to change my life and my mentality so drastically.

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.