I loved everything about my time in Granada. I did not want to come home! Past Review

By (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania) - abroad from 01/22/2017 to 05/26/2017 with

Spain Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I learned about the Spanish culture and the differences between there and the USA. I also learned the Spanish language. My experience in Granada was very worthwhile and I would go back anytime.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I loved everything about the school and the program. The teachers were super nice and helpful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Loved the family that I lived with. There apartment was super nice. The family was super kind and caring.

* 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

The program that I went with was great! I loved everything about the program. The directors were very kind and helped with whatever we needed. Also, the events that the program did were great and I loved them all. I would recommend this program to anyone.


* 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? $30


* 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

The program directors always encouraged to speak Spanish. They were really helpful when speaking with them, because they would help with any problems or questions we had about the language.

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 4
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? Trying speaking Spanish with your friends. Also, make friends that are not American by going to intercambios.

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
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 Host Family
  • The program events
  • The School
* What could be improved?
  • Having more opportunity to meet local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Better information on the host family.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.