Spanish immersion at its finest January 31, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/27/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I loved being abroad. I loved my host family, and keep in touch with them.

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:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with 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

Finances

* 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)

Language

* 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? Intermediate
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? 350
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • My host family
  • Spain
  • Travel
* What could be improved?
  • Expectations
  • Staff
  • Getafe classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That my host family would be as amazing as it was–I was very worried about it before I arrived in Spain.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sede Grammar Class

Course Department:
Instructor: Beatriz
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Contemporary History

Course Department:
Instructor:
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Modern History of Spain

Course Department: History
Instructor:
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
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Sociology

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Luis
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: