The time of your life... This far Past Review

By (Marketing., Salisbury University) - abroad from 05/28/2014 to 06/29/2014 with

Travel & Education: Salamanca - University of Salamanca

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying Abroad changes your life. All the cliche things everyone says is True, just do it.

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.

the University of Salamanca is Oxford of Spain and it did not disappoint.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was a little rocky and first but towards the middle and end, everyone was super comfortable with the Staff and we are still friends now.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My host family was great, she didnt have wifi though. Only issue

* Food:

I have dietary restrictions and I was accommodated 100% in Spain.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

This aspect is honestly what you make it. And it was great

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

This is provided, didnt need to use it though.

* 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
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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish 102
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • University
  • Host Family
  • Friend
* What could be improved?
  • Providing Wifi for everyone
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? maybe better Spanish