A+ at Seville's Universidad Pablo de Olavide Past Review

By (International Business and Finance, 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?
This study abroad program was such a huge impact in my life and one that I would not change for anything. It definitely taught me to open up the world, mainly in different people, beliefs, cultures, customs etc. When you are able to travel and live in a foreign country like that, the things you pick up and learn are truly invaluable and can never be replaced. It's an experience of its own and nothing else can truly compare.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I did receive all of the credits I was promised and for that, I gave the program a high rating. The school itself however, was very inefficient, quite unorganized, and sometimes and overall hassle. It was still worth it and is still recommended!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I got all my credits but the school was a bit unorganized and very inefficient.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My host family lived right in the middle of where my school was located and where the "centro" was located. Everything was easily accessible by bus.

* 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


* 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? When withdrawing money from the ATM, withdraw as much as possible at one time so that you can maximize on the transaction cost of the foreign bank's ATM services.


Language acquisition improvement?

My language skills improved. It is much easier when listening and comprehending what people say now.

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This program was an A+ program. It definitely helps you open your mind to the world and with that, it's unimaginable what you can discover and even learn about the world's cultures and yourself.