Full send the idea of studying abroad. September 13, 2020

By (Bethany College, KS) - abroad from 01/03/2020 to 03/15/2020 with

SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile, I was cut short but will forever be greatful for my home in Barcelona.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I had to leave early due to the pandemic but the online work was okay.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I loved them, they were the best people I had ever met!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was right next to Sagrada Familia!

* 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

They are all amazing people. They were helpful and wanted me to be there. It was also affordable, well put together, and easier to do alone.


* 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? I think about a week I spent about 40 or 45 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Be prepared to pay for grocery bags, they aren't free over there. Buy food for the store, if cooking yourself, for about 2 weeks. Eat out! You will get amazing food just around the corner from you. It is worth it, don't be so strict with a diet or anything have a great time and eat what you really want.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner

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
  • 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?
  • The location
  • The program people/My new friends
  • The food
* What could be improved?
  • The process at the begining of arrival
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That you were going to fall in love with Barcelona and Europe in general. I also wish I would have prepared for more weekend travels, those are a must!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!