Study Abroad at Universitat Autònoma Barcelona Past Review

By (Interior Design., Oklahoma State University - Stillwater) for

AIFS: Barcelona - Universitat Autònoma Barcelona

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My experience was very worthwhile. It was an amazing experience and made me want to see more our different parts of the world and different cultures.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Many people were placed in the wrong spanish course and there for could not recieve the right credit needed for their US universities.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Our faculty leader was helpful and informative.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Our hotel was located on Las Ramblas, the most popular street in Barcelona.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt somwhat safe, just had to always be aware.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A student who does not know very much spanish would benefit from this program. While being in Barcelona, there are many people who speak English. If you are really wanting to better your spanish, go to a smaller spanish city.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Spanish A2

Course Department:
Instructor: Pilar
Instruction Language: Catalan/Spanish
Comments: My first teacher only spoke Catalan, she was not a good teacher to teach US students who enrolled in a Spanish course and have never learned Catalan. The course was a review and had already learned all the material in previous spanish classes in the US.
Credit Transfer Issues: