The most incredible experience I could have asked for Past Review

By (Susquehanna University) - abroad from 09/01/2016 to 12/11/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
What didn't I gain from this experience? I learned how to accept and immerse myself into a new culture, speak a new language, navigate cities (without WiFi), be willing to try new things, more about who I am. This experience was beyond incredible and more than worthwhile.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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 loved the city, my host family, the center, the people I met, and Spanish Studies Abroad. The city was inexpensive, fun, and filled with culture and the courses allowed for full immersion into the culture and language.

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? 30 Euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save as much as you can before you leave for your abroad trip. Also, take advantage of Spanish Studies Abroad English Tutoring Program!

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? 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? 202
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? Try your best. Locals/professors/host families usually understand what you are trying to say and people are very willing to help you.

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 city of Seville
  • The people
  • The nightlife
* What could be improved?
  • interaction between host families and center
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much I was going to love this experience.

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!