good experience for partying, study in a smaller city if you want to learn spanish Past Review

By (PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES., Presbyterian College) for

CEA: Barcelona, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
it was worthwhile, i learned a lot about myself and a lot about how obnoxious many americans are.

Personal Information

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.

classes were not difficult but i felt that other, smaller programs did a better job connecting with students and providing social outings

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

i seriously recommend a host family if you want to work on language skills

* Food:

i cooked for myself

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

great opportunities to travel with a 3 day weekend every weekend

* 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? 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)

Language

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

good language teacher, she refused to speak english, which forced us to learn more spanish

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?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? good experience for partying, study in a smaller city if you want to learn spanish. barcelona is like any big city...great night life but people aren't all that friendly