Fun, amazing, and life changing. Past Review

By (Brookdale Community College) - abroad from 06/01/2019 to 07/14/2019 with

Barcelona SAE: Summer Study Abroad Programs in Barcelona

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I really liked getting to know my teachers that lived their and their personal ideas about the country. I loved travelling to other places and talking to others that lived there.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lots of clogging in our apartment, that was just temporarily fixed, never fully fixed.

* 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:

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $100 each week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Use your bus pass whenever you can. Do not take a taxi.


* 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

I was in Spanish classes, other than that, they barely spoke in Spanish.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 317- Culture
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Talk to people that live there, they want yoy to talk in Spanish.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The food
  • Location
  • Teachers
* What could be improved?
  • Cost- should not be different for Nebraka students.
  • Plumming issues
  • Communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the cost to live in the apartment would be billed during the trip. Websites should have been more clear.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!