AMAZING Past Review

By (Marketing., Bentley University) - abroad from 08/26/2012 to 12/15/2012 with

Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid: Madrid - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned a lot about several different cultures, languages, habits. It was definitely worth while.

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.

It was a great experience, learned a lot and traveled everywhere.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was a great school, teachers were amazing.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

lived in an apartment with friends, and was definitely able to make a lot of friends through school.

* Food:

Loved spanish food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I learned so much Spanish and loved the culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

never really had issues

* Safety:

Streets in Madrid were so safe and easy to get around.

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)

Everything was very in expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50


* 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

I was able to speak spanish to everyone and i learned a lot.

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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? AP Spanish in High school
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • FOOD
* What could be improved?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing