Buenos Días and Guten Tag!
Coming up on the final month of this semester, I have finally decided what I will be doing this summer, and it is something that I have dreamed about for many, many years:
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First, I will join 25 other UF students in Seville, Spain for six weeks of “Intensive Spanish Language and Culture”, as the program flyer says. This is a UF study abroad program so everything is pre-planned for us, including housing, meals, and excursions. After that, I will be in Vienna, Austria for four weeks, participating in an “Intensive German Language Course” at the University of Vienna. This, unlike the program in Seville, is something that I found myself and am embarking on alone, and although my housing is secured, I will have to take care of my own meals and extracurricular activities.
Seeing that I’m going through this exciting and at times nerve-wracking process, I thought I would share my thoughts on and recommendations for study abroad, as well as a list of experiences I hope to have while in Seville and Vienna.