Studying Abroad is worth every penny it was the most amazing experience. Past Review

By (Indiana University - Bloomington) - abroad from 01/11/2012 to 04/28/2012 with

CEA: Barcelona, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Everything was amazing and I learned so much

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

* 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:

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250-300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Dont travel every weekend


* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 250
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? Try to speak in Spanish. People there speak English but they will let you practice if you try hard enough

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • They gave us a lot of freedom to make our own choices.
  • They planned great trips for us.
* What could be improved?
  • The classes are almost insultingly easy
  • Some of the teachers dont care
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how much it would cost

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

International Journalism

Course Department:
Instructor: Tulloch
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The teacher was awful but the course topic was interesting the teacher just rined it. Take it with someone else.
Credit Transfer Issues: