España: Experience of a life time. Past Review

By (Psychology/Spanish, Oakland University) for

GEO: Segovia - Study Abroad Programs in Segovia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Was rewarding during and afterward. The cultural experience alone was more than worth the trip. Living in a foreign country is unlike simply visiting.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Small classes, very personable and helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Like part of the family.

* Food:

Segovia is filled with great bars and restaurants.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Made great new friends and the excursions each week were fun and exciting. Many students who became friends traveled together during and after the program.

* 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
Language acquisition improvement?

We used the host country language with our families and professors as well as with people we encountered in town, that was what helped most in language acquisition.

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go! If you're not confident in your spanish, all the more reason to go.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: SPN 316 & 318
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: Very practical and hands-on. We learned a great deal of words and phrases that were then utilized immediately.
Credit Transfer Issues: no