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Valencia Summer : Reviews (Barcelona)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
The orientation materials provided everything I needed to know about our dormitory's services, the layout of the building, and things to do around Valencia.

 

Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
I had to visit a clinic at one point because I got sick. The clinic staff was really prompt, polite, and helpful!

 

Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
I always felt safe in Valencia no matter where I was. Even if I was walking around and exploring the city without the group, I never felt uncomfortable. I felt safe likewise during the excursions.

 

Madison Taylor Palomba, Summer 2017 Participant
I never felt uncomfortable or at risk.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
I felt very safe the entire time.

 

Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
Both of my professors were very helpful, respectful, and really cared about improving my knowledge in Spanish. I am really grateful for all they taught me and the class. I learned so much about Spanish history and culture.

 

Madison Taylor Palomba, Summer 2017 Participant
The professors were very knowledgeable and organized on their course material. I never felt like I had too little or too much work.

 

Kristen Joy Fikse, Summer 2017 Participant
The TA's did a FANTASTIC job planning all our excursions, field trips, and activities. I thoroughly enjoyed every single one and am so grateful that these activities were a part of the program fee. I appreciated everything being planned out and the fact that we had activities most afternoons.

 

Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
All of the excursion locations were amazing! I especially enjoyed Montanejos and Barcelona.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
The residence was very convenient. I loved where it was located and the walk to class wasn't too bad.

 

Kristen Joy Fikse, Summer 2017 Participant
Our excursions were awesome! I felt so connected with Spain every time we went out together as a group!

 

Madison Taylor Palomba, Summer 2017 Participant
immersed into the culture, tons of parades and festivals

 

Summer 2017 Participant
The staff was amazing. They were fun and engaging while also being responsible and informative.

 

Kristen Joy Fikse, Summer 2017 Participant
Our TA's were the best!!! Awesome people, so knowledgeable, and really wanted us to make most of our experience!

 

Emily Catherine Fischer, Summer 2017 Participant
I loved our TAs, they were knowledgeable and very helpful to me.

 

Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
Our coordinators were the best. They were very organized and made sure that we arrived on time to all of our events. They were also efficient in handling problems within the group, such as if some of us were tardy. They were respectful towards all of the students.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
I loved each of the program staff... they were so helpful and kind!

 

Emily Catherine Fischer, Summer 2017 Participant
I had a rough few days during the trip and our TAs were very understanding and willing to work with me.

 

Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
The coordinators were really friendly and understanding if you had a personal issue or if you needed special accommodations. They were incredibly thoughtful towards me during the time I was fasting, even organizing a group dinner at a later hour than usual to make sure that I could eat with everyone. They had a great sense of humor and were in general really cool people!

 

Kristen Joy Fikse, Summer 2017 Participant
Great value, especially because of all the daily activities planned!

 

Emily Catherine Fischer, Summer 2017 Participant
I loved Valencia and really loved my time there!

 

Lejla Mujadzic, Summer 2017 Participant
This program exceeded by expectations by far. I knew coming in that I was going to have fun and learn Spanish, but it was way more than that! I had such an unforgettable summer. I made great new friends, both Spanish students and within the group, and I significantly improved my Spanish speaking skills. I also got to experience a different culture in many ways, such as eating the food, attending festivals and excursions, and going to local establishments. It was an incredible experience overall!

 

Emily Dianne Gay, Summer 2017 Participant
The TA's were wonderful. Rector Peset is my second home.

 

Kristen Joy Fikse, Summer 2017 Participant
If you go to Valencia, be prepared to fall in love with the city and the country of Spain. After your program is up, you won't want to leave! It's the experience of a lifetime, and I'm so glad I studied abroad. You come back with such a wider perspective on the world and a whole new set of friends too!

 

Kristen Joy Fikse, Summer 2017 Participant
Studying abroad in Valencia was one of the best choices of my college career! Experiencing a whole new culture, while learning Spanish and also making new friends is priceless.