Great semester at Middlebury Madrid. November 05, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/04/2019 to 05/24/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worth while. I learned about myself, improved my Spanish, and loved the city.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 80
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat in!

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? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 340
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Madrid
  • Group of students
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Can't think of anything!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Loneliness is unavoidable.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Spanish Syntax

Course Department:
Instructor: Carmen Carballo
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: Amazing class!
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Art in the Prado

Course Department:
Instructor: Rut Gallego
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: