Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report WINDSTREAM 1888:260:2909 password reset contact Tec*h supp0rt 24/7
  2. 2 Buying RER Ticket CDG-Paris
  3. 3 land vs river cruise
  4. 4 Paris, Normandy & Amsterdam with College Graduate
  5. 5 The World's Greatest Churches
  6. 6 Trip Report September in Venice, Croatia, and Slovenia
  7. 7 "chunnel" to change it's offical name.
  8. 8 London flat feedback wanted - yes, I'm going slightly crazy!
  9. 9 Germany, Switzerland and Paris with teens
  10. 10 Italy Croatia Bosnia
  11. 11 Malaga Christmas lights
  12. 12 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  13. 13 Trans Siberian Train
  14. 14 Tips for first trip to UK
  15. 15 Scotland ideas
  16. 16 Devon and Dorset: Where to Base?
  17. 17 London vacation rental agency
  18. 18 And the winner is ...India? Egypt? no, Italy!
  19. 19 South of France
  20. 20 Czech Republic & Germany in Eleven Days
  21. 21 Traveling to Ukraine with a travel guide
  22. 22 My France Vacation
  23. 23 Slovenia and Croatia in January (Solo)
  24. 24 Must See/Do/Eat in Vienna?
  25. 25 The 2017-18 Ashes thread - up now on the Aussie forum.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Studying abroad summer: Salamanca, Valencia, Granada, Seville?

Jump to last reply

I'm currently a junior in college and looking to study abroad in Spain this coming summer. I studied abroad last summer in Madrid and absolutely loved it, but feel that going back again would be too boring and I should experience another city. I traveled on the weekends to Granada, Toledo, Santander, and Barcelona. I loved Granada but was only there for 2 days so it's kind of hard to make a judgement off of that. I also liked Barcelona with the beach, but as I'm going to try and learn Spanish fluently it's not much of an option because I felt there was too little Castillan for me to learn as much. I've read a bunch of mixed reviews on why each different city is better but I guess I'm just looking for some more opinions to help me hone down my choice. Here is what I'm looking for:

1. a great nightlife (loved Madrids!), potentially with some internationals because I am not completely fluent yet but that is not as important
2. a great atmosphere to learn Castillan fluently and practice it
3. a big city atmosphere (granted I'm from a small city in Nebraska so almost every city is huge compared to mine) but I really loved that about Madrid
4. various things to occupy free time, like cultural, museums, parks, sights, etc.

Lastly I did really love the beach part about Barcelona and the seaside feel of the marina side, and I also really, really loved Madrid's public transportation and their Metro system.

I'm looking to go through ISA so my options I've felt like are Salamanca, Sevilla, Santander, Granada, and Valencia.

So obviously I'm not looking for all of these things I just thought it would help to point out some of the things I loved about other Spanish cities I visited. Any and all opinions are appreciated! Thanks!

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement