The most amazing 4 months of my life! Past Review

By (International Relations, Spanish, University of the Pacific) - abroad from 08/31/2013 to 12/21/2013 with

Spanish Studies Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to be on my own.

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:

seville felt like such a safe place!

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

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)

I had saved up enough for my trip.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $200, more when I traveleld
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? start saving up months in advance

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? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 103 SPan
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? dont hesitate to speak, just do it.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The staff was always very helpful.
  • The teachers were amazing.
* What could be improved?
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The time/schedule differemces in Spain.