Barcelona: The Catalan Experience Past Review

By (Business Management, Roger Williams University) for

Arcadia: Barcelona- Arcadia in Barcelona

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
God yes it made me a much better person. I also have a greater worldly knowledge and culture experience that makes me constantly miss Barcelona and wish to return again.

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.

It was an amazing experience. Almost everyone of my teachers was very knowledgeable and helped us learn more about the Catalan Culture and ourselves. Everyone in the program from directors to teachers was always approachable and made it very easy to just slide right into living and studying in Barcelona. I wish I had stayed for an entire year because it was the best semester I'll ever have.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

F.C Barcelona. Thats all that I can say. The greatest team and helped bring about the best overall experience for me abroad.

* Health Care:

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* Safety:

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Most people spoke English and or Castillan. It was a lot up to the student to decide how much Spanish was going to be spoken and learned. Catalan was also and awesome language and learning it for a month was a great experience.

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Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Study in Barcelona it is one of the best cities abroad. This program helped us feel Catalan and learn so much more culturally than any other program in Barcelona. We went on trips that other programs didn't that helped us see the Catalan culture in another light and be able to relate to it and now I feel Catalan. Soy Cule.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sports Society and Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Chris Tulloch
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was the best course I've taken in my entire collegiate expereince. Our instructor took us on field trips that helped give a much more dynamic structure to our class. We did not just sit in the classroom. He is a great teacher and has lived what he is teaching first hand. The material was relevant and he always made it enjoyable.
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