Best Experience of My Life Past Review

By (University of California - Davis) - abroad from 06/18/2018 to 08/24/2018 with

Linguistic Horizons: Study Abroad and Intern in La Coruña

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I grew so much as a person, learned a new language, and made so many irreplaceable memories.

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.

I was put in classroom situations that were extremely encouraging for my learning of the Spanish language and equipped me with the tools I needed to improve it!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I always knew what was going on and all questions were answered promptly! It was extremely organized!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had my own bedroom which gave me a safe space to retreat to, and the apartment had girls I could talk to in order to practice my Spanish with!

* Food:

The food was amazing! I loved eating there, it certainly contributed to my love for the culture.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was 100% integrated! Very few people there spoke English, so when I was talking to people who were not also part of my program, I was forced to integrate myself not only through language but through behavior and culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had access to everything I needed, it was actually much cheaper than in the U.S. for the exact same medications.

* Safety:

Much, much safer than a lot of places in the U.S. Everyone should still be careful as you would travelling anywhere, but nothing bad happened!

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

I would absolutely do it through them again. They made planning easy, and supported me perfectly.


* 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)

I personally ate out WAY too much instead of cooking at home and shopped too much, so I spent a lot but that was my fault. Groceries are very affordable there and if you cook at home enough it is absolutely doable.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200 but that is my fault!
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook at home at least once a day if not more!! It is super cheap there anyways!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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 organization
  • Nicole Berry
  • The location
* What could be improved?
  • The local teachers could be friendlier
  • N/A
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more Spanish related to my internship.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.