A life time opportunity you need to take and explore with no tomorrow or regrets!!! Past Review

By (Government, Economics, and Spanish, New Mexico State University) for

Pablo de Olavide University: Seville - Hispanic Studies Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was AMAZING and beyond worthwhile!!!!!!

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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.

The work load was at a fair level. I mean you did have to work, but you also had enough time to travel and experiance your suroundings. Spring time is the perfect season to go to Spain.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program was great. The staf/administration was amazing, well organized, and very helpful. THe only weekness I saw was the course availability and the limited number of options.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I really liked my host perants. They were great, nice, and very warm welcoming. They taugh me so much about their culture and customes. I liked them.

* 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:

It was really safe to walk home alone after hours, even though I would not recommend testing it, also everyone is generally nice. Some locals are mean or appear to be, while some are the others are not just appear to be from their inverted attitudes. Once you get to know them they are ALL really nice.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you buget the following: school(books, supplies, transportatio to school), living expensis(personal items, shampoo, shaving cream, etc...), fun (clubs, beer, etc.) and travel(busses, air travel, trains, hotels, hostels, etc.).


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

I practiced with my friends, host parents, and in the class room setting. I also used it in the city to get around. However, I was in an all english speaking program and unfortunatly spoke more english than spanish, but if you make the effort to make spanish firends you will learn so much.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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* Who did you live with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take this opportunity becuase life don't give you many of them. You will get there wishing to come back home and two months down the line you'll still be wanting to come home, but the days your there will go by fast and the all great fun moments and memories will all feel like a dream and you had last night. Breath the air and tast the dirt because you will have one of the best, if not the greatest, time of your youth and life.