ISA Valencia is the ideal study abroad program. Past Review

By (Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst) for

ISA Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yea I learned a lot of Spanish, met great new people, and experienced a new culture firsthand.

Personal Information

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.

Good workload, I learned a lot of Spanish, never got a problem getting help, and really enjoyed my teachers.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

they had great accessibility, everyone was very nice, couldn't have been better.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I also really enjoyed my host family and learned a lot of Spanish while living there.

* Food:

Best 4 months of food I have ever had in my life.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Las Fallas was the most fun five days I have ever had in my life.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

As far as I know no one in the program had any problems and if there ever was any it was resolved by the advisers.

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
Language acquisition improvement?

I needed to use spanish for everyday actvities because very few people spoke it in Valencia. I could talk to all of my teachers and advisors whenever I needed any help with anything involving Spanish.

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

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? don't be afraid, just go