A Semester of Growth and Fun May 16, 2023

By (Psychology, Pablo de Olavide University) - abroad from 01/24/2023 to 05/17/2023 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 so much about different cultures and met people from all over the world, i would 100% do it again

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

no experience

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

not that the program was bad, i would just choose another location because i love to explore, but Sevilla was incredible

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? you may be tempted to eat out everyday with your friends and buy souvenirs from every city you visit, but try to only eat out once maybe twice a week and also try to only buy souvenirs that carry meaning for you

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? Advanced
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • meeting new people
  • events lead by the program
  • ability to travel; more focus on freedom and fun than schoolwork, but we still learned a lot
* What could be improved?
  • certain trips planned by the program did not coincide well with many people's schedules
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and always remember that people of different cultures may act certain ways that may seem rude or harsh to us, but to them it is normal

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'