A Summer In Spain Past Review

By (Fort Lewis College) - abroad from 06/12/2017 to 07/21/2017 with

Linguistic Horizons: Study Abroad and Intern in La Coruña

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned some Spanish and made some amazing friends that I will visit someday hopefully in the near future. I have experiences from this program I will never forget.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I do not want to go back to America to eat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was with the other Americans often, however, my roommates were all native Spanish speakers and that helped a lot with immersing myself to the local culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I can't imagine you will find another program that will offer you what you need more than Linguistic Horizons.


* 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? 40
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I budgeted my money to see how much I wanted to have when I left the program and how much I had starting the program. Then from there I knew what my daily limit was and I rarely went over that and was just fine. It is very cheap in general and you can get by easily on food for less than $20 a day.


* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish 1
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? PRACTICE LISTENING

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The Immersion
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing I can think of, if you want to learn more its up to you.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More Spanish.