Studying abroad in Barcelona: The experience of a lifetime Past Review

By (International Business & Business Administration, Westminster College, MO) for

AIFS: Barcelona - Universitat Autònoma Barcelona

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Cultural immersion and living abroad experience as well as language use with the locals

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Right amount of work. Amazing instructor. Interesting case studies. Great small class sizes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Strengths: class material, teachers, & advisors.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Unsafe at times, bug infestation, extremely poor Internet connectivity

* Food:

FairFX cards worked perfectly after minor bugs in the beginning

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everything was extremely memorable. Amazing area and especially an amazing group of people

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Extreme political riots during the stay. Increase in petty crimes.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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? Have fun and go to class