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 it was worth it. This experience has broadened my view of the world and all thats in it. spain is full of fun things to see and experience the culture is so rich there is always something new to learn.

Personal Information

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

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes involved much more work than i was expecting however overall i learned alot.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were very helpfull with information about classes and universities however their information about seville could be a little more in depth. The program was big which was comforting with everyone being as lost as you were.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My housing was a bit far away from the center of town but my host parents were so nice and warm and i learned so much spanish from them it was worth it.

* Food:

be prepared for no brerakfast and if in host stay for no snacking. the spanish food is alot of meat and bread and extremely salty but delicous.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

i didn't have a program so you have to make your own trips and social activities but the schools are good.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you need a doctor get the office to make you appointment but also be aware that the insurance the school has you get only covers certain doctors so have those numbers beforehand. Be aware that is dangerous especially for girls to walk alone pay for the taxi its better than being unsafe.

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? Transportation is expensive as are meals. Buy food at markets and bring it with you for trips.


Language acquisition improvement?

I am much more confident in my abilities to get around spain but it was very difficult with the andalucian accent.

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be prepared to do things for yourself, such as preparing trips and experiencing spanish culture.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Intermediate Spanish I

Course Department:
Instruction Language: spanish
Comments: This class didn't help my spanish at all and actually hurt my knowledge of grammer as she continuosly changed the rules for verb conjugation.
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Global Economics

Course Department:
Instructor: Johnathan Pass
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Difficult course involving alot of outside reading and studying. He is very dismissive, although I learned alot.
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European Union

Course Department:
Instructor: Johnathan Pass
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Extremely boring class with alot of outside reading.
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Spanish art history

Course Department:
Instructor: Deborah Cole
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very interesting and fun. she is an engaging teacher and the art and buioldings in seville make the class that much more interesting.
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