A great and fulfilling 4 months that I would gladly repeat. Past Review

By (Fairfield University) - abroad from 08/25/2014 to 12/19/2014 with

Fairfield University: Madrid - Semester or Year in Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how people in a different country live. I was able to and learned that I was able to rely on myself and forced to be independent. It was a great experience and I really immersed myself in the culture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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)


* 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

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
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My host family was incredible
* What could be improved?
  • The grading system
  • Information provided by host university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The grading system