Salamanca + Neurobiology of Hearing = one heck of a good time Past Review

By (Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh) - abroad from 05/19/2014 to 03/20/2015 with

UConn: Salamanca - Neuroscience in Salamanca, Spain - Summer Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Excellent program. If you're looking for a great place to live for 5 weeks, Salamanca is the place. If you're looking for an extremely interesting and well laid out course, Neurobiology of Hearing is the course. Sure, you might have to do a little more work than other study abroad courses (i.e. you actually have to do work), but it's 100% worth it. I recommend this program to any student looking for a science-based study abroad program.

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.

Extremely interesting course (Neurobiology of Hearing)

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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)

If we chose, we could eat every single meal for free in the cafeteria.


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Structure of the course
* What could be improved?
  • Make drugs & behavior more intensive
  • Add another upper level neuroscience course
  • Make it longer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That traveling around Europe is extremely easy and doesn't need to be prepared for months in advance