Living in the moment, you stole my heart. Past Review

By (University of Granada) - abroad from 09/01/2014 to 12/19/2014 with

ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to love myself and being me is a good thing. Ever day I was in this magical city I took advantage of the culture and the history it had to offer.

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.

All the teachers at the CLM make you think beyond your imagination.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

ISA Granada staff is the best.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I love the resident hall of Nuestra Senora de Garcia has the best staff they all look after you and make sure you are fine away from home.

* Food:

I miss patatas a lo pobre!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

People thought I was from Spain at the end of my journey.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

24 hour pharmacy

* Safety:

It's a safe city lights everywhere.

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)

It was easy

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 20 euros because my food was included in my program.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget your money.


* 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

All the time.

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? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 9
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? Find students that want to speak spanish and go and mingle with the locals.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Spanish Cinema
  • How to express myself in Spanish
  • Islamic Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Library Hours can be longer.
  • Have bigger desks and classrooms.
  • A skype room
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More cities to visit in Andalucia like Almeria, Valencia, and Cadiz to name a few.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.