Studying Abroad in Barcelona Past Review

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CEA: Barcelona, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: CEA Global Campus, University of Barcelona
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.

The workload for this program is not overwhelming, it is very doable. The grading system is normal, done on a 1-10 scale and is explained very clearly. Teaching methods depend on the teacher, I had one teacher who used a variety of methods to help us learn the material and I had another teacher who only did boring lectures. The class sizes are very small which is different from my big university.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Great people but sometimes it felt like they weren't fully organized, we had a pretty large program and they did great trips for us

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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:

Healthcare was great and very easily accessible

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 but I did make an effort to use Spanish as much as I could

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
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* What could be improved?
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This was a great program, so much fun and the course work wasn't overwhelming so I differently got to experience Europe. If you are trying to really learn Spanish then I would suggest doing a program where it is not all American students. Your experience abroad is what you make of it and I hands down had the best experience of my life.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sports and Culture in Contemporary Spain

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: This class had the potential to be a great class but the teacher ruined it for us as students.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Journalism 2.0

Course Department:
Instructor: Pipo Serrano
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not a lot of work and nothing to exciting
Credit Transfer Issues: Haven't returned home yet
Course Name/Rating:

Communications and Global Competence

Course Department:
Instructor: Michael Kennedy
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great course, my favorite of all the classes I took abroad.
Credit Transfer Issues: Haven't returned home yet