Lucas Ryan McCanna, Spring 2014 Participant
I chose SLU Madrid because they offer more classes that will transfer over. The challenging part was going to the school and not knowing anyone since it is not partnered with UD, but there are people from around the world. The school has a lot of field trips you can take with your classes which made learning fun. I made friends from all over the world and the school had a bunch of great events for all students through out the semester. I couldn't see anyone coming here and not liking it.
Taylor Jessica Glickman, Fall 2016 Participant
Having an internship abroad is something I would HIGHLY recommend. It was amazing to be able to turn an average resume building internship to an incomparable professional and international experience. The ability to work abroad really gave a whole knew meaning to "adaptability" and "cultural understanding". The program I went with made finding work and living arrangements easy and stress free.
Marc Douglas Derrico, Spring 2015 Participant
My program, SAI, was good and very helpful with any questions or concerns I had. What made my experience abroad an incredible experience was my homestay! With my homestay I lived with a small family with kids my age outside the center of the city in a quieter neighborhood. At the house I learned better Italian culture and made strides in my linguistic skills. I made friendships with my family, especially my host brother, that will be timeless!
Spring 2015 Participant
API takes you to a lot of places you wouldn't go otherwise. They definitely have well rounded activities for the students. The program directors were always available to help whenever needed.
Lindsay Irene Dunbar, Summer 2015 Participant
This program enhanced my world view tremendously. It's almost a bad decision NOT to study abroad at some point throughout your college experience because there might not be another chance to see the world once you graduate. This program was a great way for me to experience other cultures and learn a new language without having to figure out everything on my own. I highly recommend studying abroad because I gained new friends, new knowledge, and amazing new memories I will take with me throughout the rest of my life.
Michelle Ann Saheb, Summer 2015 Participant
The CEA program was an amazing experience and continuously exceeded all of my expectations. Along with the language immersion aspects, CEA offered activities almost every night and led weekend excursions. The advisors really wanted to ensure that you go the most out of your time with the program and were truly immersing yourself in the local culture. The classroom environment was fun and the teachers were all very helpful and my langauge improved dramatically. Other than the classroom time, CEA is so great because it allows you to make friends from different colleges all across the country who you are able to share this awesome experience with.
Matthew Benjamin Leff, Spring 2014 Participant
I give the AIFS program my highest recommendation. They provide the best possible opportunity to make the most out of the study abroad experience. They are very helpful during the application process, preparing to leave, and while abroad. The many activities included in the program increase its overall value compared to other, similarly priced programs. From experience, I learned that the AIFS program provides significantly more than other programs for a cheaper price. If you want the most out of your study abroad experience, AIFS is the way to go.