ISEP in Spain - Language and Culture in Murcia

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About

The University of Murcia is a public research university located in the southeastern part of Spain. Even though its origin dates back to the thirteenth century, the university was oficially established in 1915. Every year around 1,000 international students from nearly 50 countries study abroad at the Universidad de Murcia.

This program is focused on students who wish to further their knowledge of Spanish Language and study aspects of Spanish culture. The program is offered at two levels: Beginner/Intermediate (A1-B1) and Intermediate/Advanced (B2). Students take Spanish as a second language and Spanish culture courses with other international students. On arrival, students will take a language placement test and may be divided into two groups according to their level of proficiency.

The ISEP Direct Spanish language and culture program includes full orientation, welcome week activities and a weekend trip to cities in southern Spain.

Highlights
  • Universidad de Murcia has many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities as there are more than 30 student organizations available
  • The International Relations Organization brings together international and local students during the international welcome week at the beginning of each semester for social activities and travel
  • Our "buddy program" for international students matches each new international student with a local student during the first weeks of the program.

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Study Abroad is the way to go!

I am extremely satisfied with my decision to Study Abroad. My main objective was actually to practice my Spanish but I have done that and much more! As I am still improving my Spanish and learning from my mistakes from last semester, I am able to correct those mistakes in the semester to come. In my opinion, many participate in Study Abroad for a few weeks or one semester for various reasons but in order to really experience a true culture you have to allow time to reflect on past mistakes and more time to improve. That is why I decided to take a year away from my daily routine in the US to explore and learn about the Spanish culture and language.

So far this has been the best decision I have made in my entire life. I am witnessing growth in my Spanish, meeting wonderful people from all around the world, and I too, have the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and Africa as it is relatively close.

ISEP Direct was the way!

It allowed me the redemption to prove I wanted to Study Abroad as I needed to improve my Spanish before taking my actual major courses all in a foreign language. This past semester I was taking all classes in Spanish but with other internationals as a way to enhance our language comprehension. Now that the fall semester has ended we are now prepared to tackle the real semester with the locals.

Like I said, Study Abroad is the way to go! But also, consider your objective when deciding the length of your travel. Don't be scared to take a year away from your daily routine. You'd be able to get back in routine but may never have this opportunity to Study Abroad with ISEP again.

Yes, I recommend

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