ISA Madrid has me addicted to international travel, and the knowledge I have gained is priceless! Past Review

By (Spanish Ed, Mount Mary University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was completely the best invested I've ever made. I would do it again. It helped me continue on my career path to foreign language teaching.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Antonio Nebrija
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

The staff was highly knowledgable and very helpful, ready to assist you at any time. It was above and beyond my expectations. Very well organized.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Host family was wonderful. House was clean, had a list of expectations for showers, dinner times, laundry, etc. posted. The family was welcoming and helpful.

* Food:

Wide variety and if you don't like soemthing they will make something else for your dietary needs.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

swimming with host family, Prado museum, retiro park, teachers

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

very safe, felt safe at all times

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

Language acquisition improvement?

I used the language everyday with teachers, friends and out in public. Most people were able to communicate with you in either Spanish or English.

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? You will greatly improve your ability to speak a foreign language, and ISA handles everything so there is never anything to worry about.