Barcelona: Viva la Vida Past Review

By (Envinronmental Management, Indiana University - Bloomington) for

CEA: Barcelona, Spain

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

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.


* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Offered many hands-on activities. Every professor was well educated and passionate about their teachings and extremely helpful in promoting my curiosities.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Be prepared to cook for yourself.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Okupa visit.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe and we were well informed of the city's reputation for petty crime.

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
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 250
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Everything.
* What could be improved?
  • Less americans.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Set a goal for yourself everyday. The more you do on your own, the more beneficial your experience will be!