There is no place more beautiful Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/22/2019 to 05/18/2019 with

IES Abroad: Granada - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to live in another language and I stepped further outside my comfort zone than I ever had in the past. That's what study abroad is: the chance for you to push yourself and evolve into a better, more globally and culturally aware version of you.

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

It is a gorgeous and historic city that I quickly felt at home in. I explored a lot of the city but I know there was a lot that I missed and wishe that I did get the chance to experience.


* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the city
  • the people
  • interesting courses
* What could be improved?
  • better food in some of the dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Flights out of Spain are not cheap. I did a lot of traveling and the expenses added up quickly.