Explorarme en Español Past Review

By (International Relations, Economics, Austin College) - abroad from 02/02/2012 to 06/14/2012 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became much more comfortable with myself. And it WAS worthwhile.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Seville
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

Homestay program was poorly administered. The staff member in charge seemed only interested in doing as little work as possible. He actively fought to keep me in an abusive family environment to avoid filling out "more paperwork." I believe that CC-CS has hired someone new, but my homestay issues could have been dealt with much better.

* 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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 70 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? eat meals at your host family's house and go for coffee when you need social time!


* 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? Advanced
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? Span 350
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? DO IT ALL THE TIME

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Great location
  • Opportunities for interacting with locals
  • Opportunities to directly enroll
* What could be improved?
  • Managing homestays
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the homestays were optional

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

La Economía de la Unión Europea

Course Department: Economicas
Instructor: University of Seville Profs.
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: This course was great! It is well organized and perfect for any advanced speaker of Spanish
Credit Transfer Issues: NO