Sevilla, Spain Past Review

By (Politics, Ithaca College) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

Workload was very do-able, and the teachers were all very supportive!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They are very friendly and accessible, but it could be difficult to get information or assistance on certain issues in a timely manner, though this is more of a difference in cultural expectations.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Lots of food, but not much variety or fresh food in the house.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Semana Santa and the Feria de Abril!!! Best weeks of your life.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never once felt unsafe in Sevilla, even at night. Just be conscience of the image you are giving off, and respectful of cultural norms.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy a Sevici Bike Rental subscription! And search for deals for food and drinks.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 300 level
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Intercambio, peers, teachers

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go in the spring! The festivals are amazing.