Amazing experience April 29, 2022

By (Product Design, Parsons School of Design) - abroad from 04/07/2022 to 04/28/2022 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Eye-opening, made friends, practiced language outside of school.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I enjoyed all the classes except for Spanish language B1 Oscar. Also heard good things about other classese that I didn't attend. Can't really go wrong with the design classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

From the staff to housing to trips, SAI was amazing!

* 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

SAI really did a good job!


* 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? school's lunch is decent 7.5 euro per combo (menu)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
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
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? The classes are taught in english, I attended language meetups through the meetup app, talking to strangers helped more than language classes.

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
  • International Students
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?
  • SAI trips and my own trips
  • freinds
* What could be improved?
  • Elisava's language courses
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing too surprising