One of the best decisions and experiences I took May 14, 2018

By (Oklahoma State University - Stillwater) - abroad from 08/24/2017 to 01/15/2018 with

Complutense University of Madrid: Madrid - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Gain a lot of friends, learn about Spanish and many other cultures, Was worthile

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.

classes in Spain are not like in OSU, students are not required to go every day to class, teachers are not for you, and they leave everything at the very last moment

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Yes, I got to leave in the center of Madrid, made a lot of friends from all over the world and had a lot good times and experiences

* Food:

the best, the food is great in Spain, a lot of choices!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I integrated very easily because I speak English and Spanish, so for me was very easy to integrate with loca culture and also with the people doing study abroad like me

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

did not have any

* Safety:

I did not have any issues regarding security, not in Spain and not in Europe. But I heard stories and friends that did not have the same luck as me

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* 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)

easy

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? dont remember
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? work hard and save money before your trip, that way you will enjoy every experience and enjoy yourself

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? speak the language, don't be afraid to be wrong of sound wrong, speaking the language is the only way of learning it

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • schoolarships
* What could be improved?
  • living arrangements
  • classes options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The visa took a while, the host university reply 3 months late than expected.

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.