Granada and Spain May 31, 2019

By (Elizabethtown College) - abroad from 01/07/2019 to 05/24/2019 with

Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Spain at University of Granada

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
While abroad I improved my Spanish, met a lot of nice people, got to travel often and have many cool experiences. It was definitely worthwhile.

Review Photos

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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

I like how the program was run and the arrangements they made with host families. I also like the language learning center and classes.

Finances

* 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? $0-$70
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? For this program, all meals were provided with the host family, and were very delicious, so if I wanted to save more money one week I would eat at home every meal that week.

Language

* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
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? college 300 level course
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Talk with your host family, go to language exchanges.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The views/country
  • The food
  • The homestay family
* What could be improved?
  • interactions with local students
  • some communication about classes
  • not much else
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That some classes may be scheduled fairly late in the evening but classes can be changed within the first week or so.

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!