Barcelona: The Experience of a Lifetime Past Review

By (international relations, University of San Diego) for

ISA Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
For sure, I learned more within those 6 months than with all of my schooling previously put together.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

So helpful with any problems that came up, and good at problem prevention as well! They also were amazing at getting us invovled in community activities and events around the city. Phenomenal!

* 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)


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

host mother, professor, any one in the city essentially. It was all encompassing

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the more open and willing you are to try new things, and really put yourself out there and allow yourself to internally be exposed, the more you independently will grow and individualistically flourish. The Barcelona program is an amazing way to discover new things and truly learn about yourself. Take advantage of all the opportunities ISA gives you, and all the opportunities the city holds!