Granada: giving insight into other cultures and self Past Review

By (The College of William and Mary) - abroad from 01/04/2012 to 05/24/2012 with

ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely it was worthwhile! It truly changed my life and I have grown in so many ways.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Granada
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.

The classes were informative but not as difficult as my classes in the US.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The ISA staff in Granada were phenomenal. They knew every single person and were willing to go beyond when we needed their assistance. They also were resourceful and very supportive with all aspects of the study abroad experience.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? No clue


* 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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? High school
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Just go out and meet people! Talk to people at coffee shops,etc.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Host family
  • Students
  • Staff
* What could be improved?
  • Difficulty of the courses for English speaking courses
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had practiced Spanish more and new more of the culture in Granada