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Madrid-Barcelona : Testimonials (Barcelona)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
Staying with the host families really helped my overall Spanish comprehension and speaking abilities, and I really enjoyed learning about Spain's history and then being able to see it within the culture during my experiences.
— Eleanor Beeslaar, Maymester 2016
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
Spain is very different than the United States in a lot of ways and very similar in some other ways. It's so cool to observe and learn how Spanish people go about their days relative to how we do in America. I knew there were plenty of amazing places to visit in Spain, but actually going to them and being inside of them was really special. Also, interacting with our host families during meals was some of the most fun I had and was a time when I really got to put my improved Spanish into practice.
— Corey Knapp, Maymester 2016
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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I loved being able to live with a host family and I've definitely gained more confidence in speaking spanish. I enjoyed meeting other students and people native to Spain. It was great to have a lot of independence on the trip.
— Fanny Chac, Maymester 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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I learned a tremendous amount about the politics and history of Spain, as well as the role the US plays in other countries from their point of view. I also learned differences between our education system and the one in Spain. I was able to improve greatly in my Spanish speaking abilities, by taking any opportunity I was presented with to use the language.
— Hanna Wendlandt, Maymester 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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Studying abroad in Spain definitely helped me gain a better world-view and grasp the importance of understanding and accepting other cultures, which I think everyone can benefit from.
— Eleanor Beeslaar, Maymester 2016
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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I absolutely loved my month in Madrid and Barcelona. My Spanish skills skyrocketed. It was my first time traveling out of the country, and it has only pushed me to want to explore more of Spain and other countries in Europe. Being a sports reporter for a soccer team or network in Spain seemed like a reach before the trip, but now I feel like that is a reasonable challenge I can take on when I graduate or further down the line.
— Corey Knapp, Maymester 2016
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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I want to be a lawyer and I think through attending this program I have gained a better knowledge and more confidence in speaking the language that I think I will be able to use the language in my future career.
— Fanny Chac, Maymester 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
Program Testimonials
By taking this Spanish course, I have further realized my love for the Spanish language and languages in general, which has inspired me to set a personal goal of learning more languages.
— Hanna Wendlandt, Maymester 2017