Life/Vida in Espana will always be remembered. Past Review

By (International/Global Studies., Hollins University) for

SSA Education Abroad: Alicante - Semester, Year or Summer in Alicante

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Make time to speak with the locals.

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.

The grammar lessons were very early in the morning, which many students don't like. I just had an issue with commuting to get there early. The teachers are generally supplied by the university and some of them know English in order to help you. They are great, and there is no reason to disrespect them. Participate as much as possible because that is how you will learn.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

timing and quantity of staff

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

some sketchy guys!

* 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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

I spoke with my host family, and the peers that were willing.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

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