Fun Past Review

By (Trinity University) - abroad from 01/09/2017 to 05/11/2017 with

Saint Louis University Campus in Madrid / SLU-Madrid

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to survive in countries that do not speak English. It was the trip of a lifetime.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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

Although Trinity really discouraged going to Spain. I really enjoyed my time at St. Louis University Madrid. The classes are provided by an American university, so the credits transfer back easily and the faculty is very nice and helpful, unlike the Trinity faculty who seems to get upset when we ask questions.


* 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? Don't worry about it
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't blow it all in one place


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Studying in another country.
* What could be improved?
  • There should be a database of preapproved classes at Trinity to make it easier.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much money I would actually spend. How difficult it is to actually get classes approved before going abroad.