Choosing to go abroad with CIEE was one of the best choices I have made for myself. Prior to arriving in Europe, I did not realize that CIEE would go above and beyond by organizing trips and events for us. Upon arrival in all three cities, CIEE staff greeted us at the airport and took us directly to our dorms which were all very nice; the dorms in Madrid were my favorite! All three cities took us on tours either the first or second day after arriving; this allowed us to really familiarize ourselves with the city. The CIEE staff was always so responsive and helpful, I could always rely on them if I had a question about the best restaurants to eat at or where to go see a doctor. They also did an amazing job at organizing trips that all students would like. Two of the trips that stood out to me was visiting Tivoli and a winery, both in/around Rome! Additionally, I loved the courses I was able to take and loved the fact that classes were three hours classes twice a week. This flexible schedule allowed my friends and I to travel and really make the most of our close proximity to other European countries.