Spanish in Spain: Learning to Adapt in Granada Past Review

By (Economics., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville) for

ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. It was worthwhile. I made some great friends, and I know that it will prove very valuable someday.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

ISA office was absolutely great. They will make sure you are well taken care of.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Tons of good weekend trips

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

No, the healthcare is good, and there is nothing particular to be concerned about.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Maybe 25 Euros. Not much.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The buses will cost a little extra.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? SPAN 3000 level
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I think an independent person who already knows a good deal of Spanish would benefit the most. Stay in the dormitories, and get to know Granada as well as you can.