Great personal and professional experience abroad Past Review

By (Barcelona Technology School) - abroad from 10/03/2016 to 07/05/2018 with

Barcelona Technology School: Study User Experience in Barcelona

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience abroad makes me growth as a person, in my opinion this is something everyone should do at least once in his live.

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.

Intense program, it is compressed in one academic year but the efforts done are really worthy.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

BTS is an international experience with students coming from all the world.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I have never had health issues but I am confident as BTS provides me with a full health insurance coverage, good to have it even it be just in case!

* Safety:

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

I have developed skills that opened me professional opportunities, I have had the support of great international mentors, I have met amazing professors and I have met life-long friends.


* 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
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

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

The program is in english, that permits me keep improving my fluency as BTS approach is really practical and participative

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
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? As you are in Spain, take advantage to practice this language as well!

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
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?
  • Professors
  • Connections to the digital industry
  • Digital transformation vision
* What could be improved?
  • Some difficult projects
  • Access to online campus
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More detailed information about the digital ecosystem of Barcelona would permit me to focus more on the fields of my interest as there are many digital companies and startups.