Didn't want to leave Madrid. Past Review

By (Communication studies, Xavier University) for

UFV Madrid / Universidad Francisco de Vitoria: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Most definitely. Want to go back.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not as challenging as my home university. Also a lot more informal and disorganized.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The fact that it was closed right in the middle of the day when we most needed them was a little frustrating.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved where I lived, but I lived with a host mom the first month and it was way overpriced for what I was actually receiving.

* Food:

Wouldn't be good for vegetarians, but I loved the food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Loved all the weekend trips that I was able to take.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

You have to be smart, but I never felt unsafe.

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
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Our teacher, Maite, was excellent.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
  • Host Family
  • Other

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The whole experience.
* What could be improved?
  • Help at home university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Everyone should study abroad for a semester.