Wood, 2010a) suggests that study abroad (SA) and the use of formulaic; language (FL), or sequences of words that tend to go together, aid L2 oral fluency. Nonetheless, there is conflicting evidence; regarding whether quantity of L2 use abroad is a predictor of language outcomes. This article examines the acquisition of FL by US; L2 learners of Spanish ( n= 11) who studied abroad in Spain. The study measures the temporal fluency variables; and the formula/run ratio of narrative retell tasks pre- and post-SA by L2 learners and native Spanish speakers. The findings; indicate that regardless of program type and length, learners produce more FL post-SA, but they are still far from target-like; usage. Moreover, participants’ mean length of run is directly related to the formula/run ratio. Lastly, an analysis of language; use shows no direct relationship between L2 use abroad and oral fluency outcomes.