Barcelona The most Amazing and Awe Inspiring City in the World Past Review

By (Spanish Language and Literature., Towson University) for

CEA: Barcelona, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was the greatest experience of my life, I know that one day I will be living there in that city, and I have this experience to thank for it.

Personal Information

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

The workload wasn't at all too much, but just enough to keep you focused on your studies.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were always available and efficient.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was very good, and I am a picky eater, so I was surprisingly satisfied.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The Barça game was definitely one of the best experiences of my life!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt very safe at all times.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Before you leave go on a grocery shopping trip alone an calculate how much you are going to spend each week to give yourself an estimate for when you're abroad.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanis 202
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • It was very independent and you didn't feel forced or constricted by the program.
  • The staff were always helpful and well versed with the city if you ever had questions.
* What could be improved?
  • Furnishings of the apartments with better appliances.