BEAUTIFUL September 24, 2020

By (Albright College) - abroad from 01/22/2020 to 05/03/2020 with

CAPA Barcelona: Study & Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Travel as much as you can, live every moment up and take a lot of photos, stop and always look back

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.

International business major, and my International marking class was beyond exceptional

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Spain was my favorite place to stay at out of the 7 countries I visited while abroad

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Was in a building with other students from different programs, was really fun and safe

* Food:

The paella isn't as good as I thought and water is never free

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

AMAZING!! CLUBS OPEN AT 12 AND CLOSE AT 6AM ! You can meet a lot of new people and other abroad kids.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

CAPA offers their own doctors locally at a discounted price. They refund you the money at the end of the program. didnt need any vaccines

* Safety:

Keep your belongings close. Try not to carry cash unless you are taking a taxi. Always walk in groups and only take the yellow taxis.

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

Classes were easy, professors were amazing, the staff made the trip all worth it and the tapas were awesome.


* 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)

Try to cook as much as possible. Breakfast is cheap and dinner is as well. 100 dollars a week is good.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Take the metro whenever you get the chance. Save money and be safer .


* 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

Many people do not speak English, so practice the basic words and phrases.

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? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 300 level
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? Google translated will be your best friend.

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?

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • food
  • culture
  • friends
* What could be improved?
  • housing
  • transportation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how much freedom I would have and time abroad

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.