A Worthwhile Experience! December 27, 2019

By (LIU Global) - abroad from 09/06/2019 to 12/20/2019 with

Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I improved my Spanish and found a new love for art history and was able to gain so much work/life experience from my internship.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I loved the classes and I felt that they were challenging while not being too much to handle as we were studying abroad.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff is incredibly helpful and supportive!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The residence hall is incredible!

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program provides many opportunities, experiences, and trips for students!! It was so cool to be able to travel with my friends and learn all about the places we went.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

They provide great assistance and even health insurance.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

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)

All meals are provided and most trips and experiences are free!

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Spend money on experiences and good food rather than clothes or unnecessary items.

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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The Classes
  • The Staff
* What could be improved?
  • The Food at the Residence
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about the classes provided.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'