Sevilla! Past Review

By (Spanish, Wright State University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was absolutely worthwhile. Before I studied abroad, I felt that it was silly to graduate as a language major only feeling mostly competent in the language. Studying abroad with ISA was the best choice I could have made- I feel so much more confident about my language skills!

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: UIMP, Universidad de Sevilla
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.

I learned so much, especially at the University of Sevilla. The workload was manageable, and the way the classes were set up was perfectly suited to language learning.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program's administration was phenomenal. I loved working with them, and had the best experiences. If I ever needed information about getting around the city or planning trips, they were always available to help.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was amazing! Spanish food is the best.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We went on many excursions, all of which were brilliant. My favorite, by far, was the Morocco trip. I almost didn't do it because it cost a little extra, but it was worth it for sure!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The city was so safe. I didn't feel comfortable walking around late at night by myself, but I don't think I would feel okay doing that anywhere.

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?

Live with a host family! That is the best way to improve in a language-using it daily. In Madrid, a slightly more touristy city, you could find people who spoke English, but hardly any I met in Sevilla spoke English, which turned out to be a great thing!

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The directors!
  • The city!
* What could be improved?
  • More 'after-school activities.'
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This city has the most beautiful history imaginable. The architecture is amazing, the accents are gorgeous, the people are friendly. ISA is an amazing program, the team in Sevilla is so helpful. I think that going with ISA was the best choice I could have made.