Oviedo is the Place to Be!!! Past Review

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GEO: Oviedo - Study Abroad Programs in Oviedo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I originally was only going to study aboard for fall term and I just couldn't leave, so I extended my stay for the whole year.

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.

The educational system is a lot different in Spain: hardly any homework, use a 0-10 grading scale, and the real focus is getting experience speaking Spanish in and outside of the classroom.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing people who are very dedicated and go out of their way for anybody. They make the program and go above and beyond!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I have been treated like royalty and am considered like part of the family.

* Food:

Food, food and more food- I love it.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The most memorable and rewarding experiences have been volunteering with adults with Cerebral Palsy and also volunteering with children with cancer in the local hospital.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Extremely safe at all hours of the day and night.

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
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

You speak Spanish all day long and the people here are very friendly and willing to help in any way they can. Best environment to learn Spanish for all levels.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the directors and support
  • my host family and the people I have met
  • the volunteer oppurtunities
* What could be improved?
  • communication with home campus
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Get involved with the community through volunteering, tutoring English, playing on a sports team, and making friends with locals.