Amazing Experience Past Review

By (Marketing., Bentley University) - abroad from 05/29/2013 to 07/12/2013 with

API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Made a lot of friends, get to know spanish culture

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I loved the courses, professors and the activities that were planned for us. our stay in Barcelona was amazing and the stuff of API was extremely helpful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything was well planned and well organized.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was very good, our bedrooms were very tiny but other than that everything was well organized.

* Food:

Food was not included in our stay.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was very well integrated in the spanish society and maybe also because I speak fluent spanish.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I was sick and requested assistance from API. Doctor took a very good care for me and the hospital was nice and the doctors were nice too and very helpful.

* Safety:

Even though Barcelona is a very dangerous city, I haven't heard any injuries or any losses from the students.

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)

It was very easy for me to budget my stay in Spain.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Advance
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • activities
* What could be improved?
  • housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I had enough information about everything

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.