Beautiful Barcelona October 16, 2018

By (Colorado State University) - abroad from 01/16/2018 to 04/18/2018 with

SAI Programs: Barcelona – Study Abroad at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself and I learned a lot about the world. I think I took back some valuable learning lessons that were truly priceless, the whole experience really made me grow!

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.

I had a great study abroad experience through SAI, I took away memories I’ll keep with me forever!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My two program coordinators were awesome, and they made sure everyone in my program had a great experience!

* 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?

When I was abroad, I got at least two sinus infections. SAI allowed the process of getting medical care to be easy and painless! I was able to see a great doctor that spoke English and knew exactly what I needed.

* Safety:

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

SAI provided the best option possible for me to study abroad. They were affordable and so helpful for both predepature/postdepature questions. I couldn’t have asked for a better support system while abroad!


* 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? Possibly 50 dollars per week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Be aware of ATMs, fees for taking money out can add up!


* 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? 3 years of german
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? Immerse yourself!

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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  • 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?
  • Activities
  • Communication
  • Food!
* What could be improved?
  • Immersion
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I think I would have wished more of what to pack, specifically for where I went. It ended up raining a lot, and I felt I could have been better prepared for that!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.