Barcelona: THE CITY OF DREAMS Past Review

By (Finance and Financial Management Services., Texas A&M - College Station) for

CEA: Barcelona, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, Amazing experiences!

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Universitat Autonomous De Barcelona
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.

Different teaching methods than the U.S. not bad just different

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very help for in the setup of the program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great housing. awesome apartment, and roomates became best of friends

* Food:

No food with program. food in Barcelona is so so! GO TO ITALY

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Open my eyes to culture outside the US

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Watch out for pick-pockets

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

Finances

* 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)

Language

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

No most people in Barcelona do not speak English

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • 4 day school week
* What could be improved?
  • spanish program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not for solely academic student, be ready to get down!