Study at Universidad Pablo de Olavide Past Review

By (International Business., New Mexico State University) for

Pablo de Olavide University: Seville - Multidisciplinary Studies Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I became more mature and learned to appreciate another culture. I was able to see the world from another point of view. I was able to know how people from another part of the world live and interact with each other.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Universidad Pablo de Olavide-Seville, Spain
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Education level at university was high. Staff members and professors were very helpful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Staff members were very helpful and they did a good job in making me as confortable as possible. University has a gym, a library, sports facilities, three cafeterias, and several computer labs.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a apartment with 5 other students. Everything was within a short walking distance. To get to the university I had to take two buses and it would usally take me 45 minutes.

* Food:

Food was very good. Its a bit different from the food here in New Mexico, because in Spain they don't eat a lot of spicy food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Program takes students on several field trips, 1 night out in the cinema, a boat ride in the river, and a trip to an amusement park.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt very safe during the program. I never got sick and if a student had a problem, staff members were very helpful.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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? Food is a bit more expensive because of the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the euro.


Language acquisition improvement?

My spanish level increased greatly.

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be prepared to have an experience that will change your life forever.