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Home stays can be very hit or miss....
Home stays can be very hit or miss.
Other Reviews on Davidson in Cadiz
Davidson in Cadiz Very well-run program! The first week of...
Reviewed by asstrader on .
Very well-run program! The first week of traveling around Spain is priceless. Cadiz is a town on the beach. The beach is a great place to do homework and hangout during the afternoon. There is a good amount of things to get into at night...botellon!
Davidson in Cadiz The academic quality, the beach, and party...
Reviewed by allieb0211 on .
The academic quality, the beach, and party atmosphere are all the bomb. They speak a broken spanish and eat half their words but if you can integrate yourself in the culture and try meeting the locals you'll pick it up. Also, I do agree that it's hit or miss with the living situation but they are also a great source for learning the language. If anything you have to look at the big picture and realize you're "studying" in a beach town located on the southern tip of Spain! What could possibly be bad about that? If you're thinking about going, DO IT!
Davidson in Cadiz Great Photos, Mediocre Education
Reviewed by LadyM on .
Spain is a photogenic country with a rich history. I have stunning pictures from this trip. We spent half the program traveling: to Toledo, Sevilla, Granada …, and then half the program living in Cadiz. I guess we spoke some Spanish, but I remember speaking a lot of English. It is a bit unrealistic to put American students together and expect them to speak Spanish. Our host-mother clearly hosted American students for the income, not for the cultural experience. She provided us with a decent place to stay and decent meals, but we mostly watched TV during dinner. (“Friends” dubbed in Spanish was entertaining.) How can I blame her though? Hosting American students is good money.
As a trip to see Spain, it was wonderful. We saw the Alhambra and the Prado, drank sangria on the beach at night, and added an easy A to our transcripts. As a cultural immersion, it was mediocre at best.