Bienvenidos a Espana: A summer in Spain Past Review

By (Biopsychology and Spanish, Oglethorpe University) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I love my experience abroad and I was able to better my spanish speaking skills and I would reccomend it to anyone.

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.

I did not have a big work load but I loved the treaching methods of the teachers in Spain. I learned so much about spanish that I never knew.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The host country really made it a point to support any of your abilities which was great. And the program was small but it was so enriching.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my host mom. She was amazing. I still keep in contact with her and hope to visit her when I do return to Spain.

* Food:

I loved the food that my host mother made and the food in the country was amazing.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The attractions were so break taking and social events were always available.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The city od Madrid is relatively safe and it's a very clean city. The people there take pride in where they live.

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?

Most people spoke spanish which helped me out so much because they made me want to better my spanish and by being immersered I felt as if I was becoming a native speaker.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The school
  • The location
* What could be improved?
  • A better understanding of how prepared you should be
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would tell students to take the opportunity and study abroad because the experience is amazing and you gain so many perspectives on the world. It's an experince that you can never forget.