Awesome experience! Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., University of Hawaii - Manoa) - abroad from 05/31/2014 to 06/28/2014 with

Travel & Education: Salamanca - University of Salamanca

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about the language, history, and culture and it was definitely worth while. Would do it again.

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.

I highly recommend this program, it was such a fantastic experience and I encourage anyone who is interested in studying abroad to do this program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I chose to live in the dorms which is great if you value privacy and freedom, but be prepared to buy a lot of your own food.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $25-75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget your money wisely and prioritize what you want to spend your money on like souvenirs, activities, food, and/or traveling outside the program location.


* 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? Intermediate
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? Span 201
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Use the language any time you can - in class, ordering at restaurants, talking to friends, etc.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Experiencing different cultures
  • Making new friends
  • Trying new foods
* What could be improved?
  • Activities offered by the program
  • Relax on the rules (referring to dorms and home stays)
  • Don't start class so early
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to budget and prioritize the amount of money I spend.