Sevilla: Spain is HOT in the summer! Past Review

By (Spanish Language and Literature., Birmingham-Southern College) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes it was certainly worthwhile. It was an unforgettable experience.

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.

In the first class I took, I did learn a fair amount about the Spanish health care system, however I was held back by students in the class who weren't as proficient in Spanish as I was. I would have liked to have been in a class that was less focused on grammar and more focused on the issues. I would have liked to have been able to attend an actual Spanish school, such as Universidad de Sevilla, however that was not available in the summer term. The second class I took was very good though.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

it would have been nice if my house was closer to el centro. I lived in Nervión and had to walk 45 minutes to school every day.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

all the trips we went on were fun

* 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 had to use Spanish every day. Nobody that I knew, including my host family, spoke much English.

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

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? definitely do the home-stay, you get a lot out of it.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Foundations of Spanish Culture

Course Department: SPAN312S
Instructor: José Sanchez
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: Buenísimo
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Spanish for the Health Professional

Course Department: SPAN308S
Instructor: Sara Rumbao
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: liked it a lot but would have liked it better if the other kids in the class were better at spanish.
Credit Transfer Issues: