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Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) reviews

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3.96 / 5 based on 637 reviews
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Sonja
Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The first few weeks of attending classes were very difficult. I only understood about 5% of the classes. I now understand about 90% so I guess I have made some progress. I understand quite a bit of Spanish, I can have long conversations but I still don´t feel comfortable expressing myself yet.
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Sonja
Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I have a lot more leisure time here, so I go out for diner and drinks a lot more than back home. Since I am only here for a short period I wanted to see and do everything and of course that costs money
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Telephone, Overall, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Barcelona isn´t a very expensive city, compared to for example Londen and Paris. You can have a really good diner in a restaurant here for a very reasonable price. Just watch the drinks when you go out because the raised all the prices incredibly since the existence of the EURO.
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Sonja
Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Estrategía Creativa TV Y Cinema R.R.P.P (Public Relations) Comunicación Corporativa (easy exam)
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
I was a bit dissapointed with the quality of the courses. The classes always started too late and I didn´t get a lot of attention from the lecturers
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Sonja
Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
They should pay more attention to international students. The information available about courses etc. should be in Spanish and not in Catalan.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
You have to be patient in the Spanish culture. Not everything is that well organised and you often have to go through a lot in order to get something organised. It´s part of the culture so you take it or leave it.If you want to do a lot, go out, etc. you will need at least around 200Euros a week (including rent) Try not to live in the city centre (La Ramble, Borne) because you always have to keep an eye on your belongings, you´ll feel a lot safer in for example Gracia.
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Sonja
Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Cafe Royal (Placa Reial) Salsitas La Magarena The whole area of Gracia (lots of little cafe´s and restaurants, no tourists, good if you want to get to know some Spanish people)
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Sonja
Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I like sharing an apartment with other people from all over the world. You still have your own room and if you need some company there is a livingroom where you can eat and chat together
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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