An unforgettable memory! January 30, 2020

By (Texas A&M University - College Station) - abroad from 12/27/2019 to 01/10/2020 with

Study Abroad in Spain! Programs and Reviews!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile! I gained new friends and learned new words as well as how to properly use them.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Edu was beyond great and very helpful!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The family treated me as one of their very own! An unforgettable experience!

* Food:

A little upset I could not find certain spices/condiments but it is okay.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I some aspects I was fine, in others there were moments I did not feel very welcome with the Spanish speakers.

* 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

I loved the two weeks I spent and it was the most magical time of the year in Granada as well. A beautiful city to see and explore with my classmates and Edu/professor!

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)

I knew how to budget myself and not over spend.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100-150 Euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Limit eating out when there is food at home, helps learn about the food the people of the region enjoy.

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? Fluent
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? I've taken the highest possible for my major, considering I am an advanced speaker.
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? Speak with the family or at least try to, they are willing to help you learn new words.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Friendly Professors
  • Friendly Staff
  • Host Family!
* What could be improved?
  • The excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That they would not have an spicy condiments! Showed my host family what I did find that was like home.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!