Spain Study Abroad

Spain Study Abroad

Hear from Participants

On-line graduate student – Nicole

What did you like or not like about the lectures before you traveled to Spain?

I enjoyed learning all about Spain before actually arriving in the country. This made the experience much more enjoyable and I was able to gain more from each of the places we visited on the trip. I’m glad that the lectures were recorded as I was not able to attend some due to the time difference. It was great that the LWIF (look what I found) were incorporated into each of the lectures.

What was the favorite thing you saw or did while in Spain?

I had a wonderful time the whole trip! There were so many valuable experiences and interesting places that we visited. If I had to choose, the trip to Toledo was probably my favorite. The town was absolutely beautiful and it was such a cultural experience to be there for Corpus Cristi; visiting the Cathedral, seeing all of the decorations for the festival. The whole time in Barcelona was my favorite too; from the tour of the Sagrada Familia, to visiting Park Guell overlooking the city, and having a day just to relax by the pool.

The trip was planned perfectly. The tours and school kept us quite busy throughout the day, while we still had some free time to explore or relax on our own. The instructor did a great job of keeping all of us together and on track. He had so much knowledge of the area, and was full of interesting facts for every place we visited.

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Dr. P, I had so much fun and learned so much! It was way more of an experience that I ever expected. You did a wonderful job planning everything and keeping us all on track and looking out for everyone. Thank you so much! –Nicole

On-line graduate student – Chris

What did you like or not like about the lectures before you traveled to Spain?

The lectures prepared us well for our time in Spain. Very informative and enlightening.

What did you find most valuable about the course and instructor?

How knowledgeable Dr. Perez was about Spain was outstanding. Having an instructor that not only speaks the language but actually lived in Spain was an invaluable asset to this course.

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This was the best experience of my life outside of marriage and my kids. I would suggest this class to everyone. Dr. Perez and Chris Durie did an excellent job!

Graduate students

What did you like or not like about the lectures before you traveled to Spain?

I liked that the lectures were interactive and that the instructor encouraged class participation. It also helped that the instructor actually used some of the student's material in the lectures. I also liked that the lectures were live as well as recorded.

What was the favorite thing you saw or did while in Spain?

I found that we got an very intimate understanding of the dynamics of the social and business culture of Spain and the professor was able use not only his language skills but his personal knowledge and experience with Spain to bring us even closer

What did you find most valuable about the course and instructor?

This was a fantastic course that gave you the best bang for your buck and with the Doc’s personally knowledge and experience of Spain he not only always made sure we got a the best deal at every site. He made sure we were safe, including sticking with us until after midnight to some venue’s and when there was an issue with the incoming flights he stayed up making sure that he know everyone was making it. Honestly I am not sure how some of us kept up with him! The experience socially, culturally, and educationally just can’t be beat or replicated.

Undergraduate campus student – Cynthia

What did you like or not like about the lectures before you traveled to Spain?

What I liked about the lectures before Spain was that they were very informative, and the material was interesting so it didn't really seem like I was attending class.

What did you find most valuable about the course and instructor?

What I found most valuable about the course was knowing that Spain had so much wrong with it, knowing that the USA isn't the only country facing economic problems. What I found most valuable about the instructor was that he was very enthusiastic about everything pertaining to Spain so he was happy to answer anything and explain whatever you needed and knowing the best places to eat in Spain, and where not to go.

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To market the course I would suggest showing pictures around campus like they do for the oxford study abroad, as well as putting things on the FIT website and thank you notes from students showing how great of an experience it is and the many amazing sites that they will actually get to stand in front of, and the fact that you get to eat at the oldest (still operating) restaurant in the world. Forever a great-full student, Cynthia Bopp :)

Undergraduate campus student

What was the favorite thing you saw or did while in Spain?

The fact that we got to see so much of the country in our short time there. Every city was so beautiful and it was great to experience all of the different sites from Barcelona to Toledo.

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I learned very much in this course and everything i experienced was extremely beneficial because i plan to do business in the international market. Thank you Dr. Perez for an amazing experience and a wonderful trip.

Undergraduate campus student

What did you like or not like about the lectures before you traveled to Spain?

I extremely liked how detailed Dr.Perez's lectures were. He made sure all the material was covered in depth and gave time for questions and interaction from classmates.

What did you find most valuable about the course and instructor?

I found learning about cultural differences and how to act and respond to those differences very valuable as an International Business Major

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I learned very much in this course and everything I experienced was extremely beneficial because i plan to do business in the international market. Thank you Dr. Perez for an amazing experience and a wonderful trip.