Amazing! Past Review

By (Washington State University) - abroad from 01/06/2017 to 04/28/2017 with

SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Elisava, Barcelona School of Design

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was more than worth my while, I recommend every to study abroad, it truly changes your life.

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.

Several projects with limited tests, different style of learning but go in with an open mind

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing!!! SAI did such a good job working with us making sure that we had the best experience possible.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Beautiful apartment with a centeral location,

* Food:

Food in Spain is amazing, we also had a great cafe at Elisava

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

If you want to see the culture you need to make an effort to but it's very worth it.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I never had an problems or had to go to the doctor but my roommates did and they had only high things to say.

* Safety:

I felt very safe in Barcelona.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

SAI was there for me every step of the way. It is a smaller program and a lot more personal.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save your money to spent it abroad, worth it.


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? N/A
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

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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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Personal
  • Fun
  • Learning
* What could be improved?
  • More excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Wish I would of done two semesters instead of one.