All Students Should Study Abroad Past Review

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University of Deusto: International Spanish Center - CIDE

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I grew to really understand my passion for the language. It has encouraged me to return to get my masters and to possibly teach English

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.

Workload was just the right amount. Professors were very considerate of the fact that we were in a new country unfamiliar with our surroundings. They still assigned plenty of homework in order to help develop more language and content knowledge.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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)


* 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?

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

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Immersion
* What could be improved?
  • More excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Tell yourself you can even when it gets tough because the personal gains outweigh the challenges you face by far