GREAT July 15, 2021

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 02/21/2021 to 05/22/2021 with

PRESHCO: Study Abroad in Córdoba, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself and felt like I had a great academic semester as well with the language immersion component

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.

There were moments where the work was a lot and with the language immersion it was an added stress, but the PRESHCO staff was really helpful with academic resources

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Really loved the entire PRESHCO staff

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

LOVED my host family

* Food:

Food was good, I liked getting out of my comfort zone.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Felt immersed and integrated because of my host family but rarely talked to people my own age outside of the program

* 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

I really loved Córdoba and PRESHCO


* 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? 100


* 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

We were expected to speak spanish 24/7

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? Spanish 200 level
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Host Family
  • Travel
* What could be improved?
  • more on our own travel
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be ready to be flexible

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!