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Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC)

18 Languages Reviews
4.15 / 5 based on 137 reviews
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Laura
University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Linguistics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The experience was at first hindered by the fact that a lot of people would speak Galego in social settings. As the year progressed, however, rather than see this as a hinderance, I chose to see it as an opportunity as not only did I leave Spain with much better Castilian, I had learnt the basics of their local language too! In terms of lessons, it wasn't too bad, and the Spanish for foreigners lessons were a constant reminder what we were all there for, i.e. to learn Spanish!!
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Alana
University of Kansas, Lawrence, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I arrived in Spain with a lot of grammatical knowledge, but not a ton of experience with conversation. I left Spain with a higher confidence level when speaking with natives and I could easily use many slang phrases.
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milehigh78
University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, United States
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I spoke pretty good Spanish before I got there. I was able to polish it up in Spain and wrote an honors thesis in Spanish literature, in Spanish, for which I graduated Cum Laude.
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Reza
Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
If you are interessted in learning the spanish language or you want to improve your spanish then Santiago is highly recommended above cities as Barcelona, Madrid etc.
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yangforrest
University of Kansas, Lawrence, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Galician Spanish is pretty pure, but there is defintely a influence from the regional language which is Gallego. You can get by with no problems with basic Spanish.
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Estrangin
UniversitÚ Paris X - Nanterre, Paris, France
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At first I was ashamed not to express myself correctly but I tried to speak and meet local people and I progressed a lot!Go ahead!!
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