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Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

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4.04 / 5 based on 819 reviews
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Ken
Medizinische Universitaet zu Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
Medicine, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
If you decide to go to Barcelona before the start of the semester, e.g. in August, keep in mind that many university and administrative offices and even shops will be closed or at least open for only minimal hours due to vacations. Keep in mind that you're not really awaited: You'll experience lots of problems concerning accommodation and living that during the first two weeks you might want to go home immediately (some did!), but don't give up or you'll miss a great time!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
4
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Don't forget to attend the Castellano courses for ERASMUS students at the UB! They only cost appr. 40€ for 36h of classes instead of 400€ as the regular price. It's good quality, usually good fun and a perfect opportunity to get to know other European exchange students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Be aware that there are a lot of pick-pockets running around BCN, especially at the touristy spots (Rambla, Pla. Catalunya, Pla. Reial etc.). Nearly everyone I knew had got robbed at least once. So leave your wallets and credit card collections at home and choose wisely what to take with you into the streets. A good idea is to replace your thick wallets by the slim plastic cases (estuches) of the Metro company (TMB) that can be obtained at the TMB offices. Placed into your pocket, their slimness makes them pretty insuspicious. Before arriving in BCN, consider that you most likely will be on the hunt for a flat at first. You therefore will be in need of a youth hostel for a few days. Book in advance! I forgot to do it, and it was hell finding a bed for a night. When arriving in BCN, usually a major concern is to stay connected or to be reachable for others. The best option is to buy a prepaid SIM card for your mobile phone (Amena, MoviStar, Airtel), e.g. at FNAC, El Corte Inglés or any mobile phone store. If possible, don't come by car! Parking is a big problem and a constant struggle in BCN, and even if you found a (legal!) parking space in the street, chances aren't too low you find your car broken up the next day. But after all: BCN is a wonderful, inspiring and international city that is going to absorbe you. Even if you are to encounter annoying problems occasionally, you'll still be in beautiful and charming BCN.
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Ferran
Spain, Undergraduate
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Universitat de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
La verdad que la disciplina de la psicología cuya meta es el bienestar psicológico mayor, se  basa en la comprensión de la naturaleza de las emociones humanas y su diferente gestión en todo entorno. Se debe entender al ser humano, entendernos nuestras vulnerabilidades y la construcción de nuestras representaciones mentales del entornos desde los primeros años de vida, para entndeder las diferencias individuales de cada persona. 
El grado en psicología da un enfoque demasiado científico queriendo defender la psicología como disciplina que utiliza el método científico y siempre desde una única posición  llamada cognitivo-conductual. 
Además del enfoque experimental que trabaja mucho la UNiversidad, como el saber interpretar dígitos, curvaturas, y analizar respuestas del comportamiento de ratas en el laboratorio,  saber interpretar aplicar fórmulas estadísticas e interpretar gráficos para estudios de muestreo, la psicología se basa en entender la sociedad. Partir de la base que la sociedad, el núcleo familiar y la educación son pilares que ejercen un  papel fundamental en el desarrollo del ser humano, y en su futura condición de "salud mental", definida no por causa genética o  biológica (de lo que se habla mucho en la UB) sino por historial conflictivo en su desarrollo como persona. De eso se habla poco en la carrera. Falta de herramientas para reconducir ataques de ansiedad, además de saber identificarlos, no te enseñan a combatirlos
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Pros
Los profesores
Cons
Las asignaturas
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International Business
Júlia
Spain, Undergraduate
Business Studies
Universitat de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
La carrera que curso es un grado en empresa internacional, una docencia impartida totalmente en inglés que ofrece la Universidad de Barcelona. Es una carrera muy nueva, hace 6 años de la primera promoción. Considero que es una buena opción para dar un enfoque mas internacional a administración y dirección de empresas. Muy útil hoy en día, ya que vivimos en un mundo globalizado y las empresas buscan expandirse. La Universidad de Barcelona es una buena universidad que ofrece profesores muy buenos y otros que no tanto. Cada vez los profesores tienen mas conocimientos del inglés y se imparten  mejor las clases. Además, como pertenece a la facultad de Economía y Empresa, los estudiantes que quieren irse de intercambio tienen muchas más opciones.
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Pros
Oferta de intercambios y prácticas
Cons
Organización del plan docente, asignaturas y profesores
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Fabian
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That catalan is so much part of the everyday-life in Barcelona, regarding the language and the culture.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Do not take any course of a female teacher, whose name I forgot unfortunately. She does not talk very clearly and too fast what makes it very difficult to follow her.
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Enjoy your stay in Barcelona. It is one of he nicest places in the world. It offers almost anything you need. Moreover do not take too many courses since on exchange it is not that important to study but to have your personal experience. You will discover new sides of your personality!
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Muy inspiradora
Paula
Spain, Undergraduate
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Universitat de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
El grado de psicología abarca muchos ámbitos, lo cual me ha ayudado a tener una mejor perspectiva de hacia dónde encaminar mi carrera para dar salida a mis pasiones. Sobretodo me han sido útiles las clases más prácticas, vivenciales e innovadoras, aunque han sido pocas. 
Respecto al ambiente estudiantil, no hay novatadas u otas actividades para conocer a l@s compañer@s, en las clases tampoco se mantienen l@s mism@s estudiantes por lo que es difícil crear un grupo de amigos y que coincidáis en las aulas y trabajos.
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Pros
Gran variedad de profesores/as y se pueden elejir.
Cons
La vida estudiantil fuera de las clases.
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anonymous
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat de Barcelona
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The Knox College in Barcelona Program arranges its own courses taught by UB faculty on the UB campus. Enrollment in these courses, which are limited to topics dealing with Spanish language and culture with a few exceptions, is open to program participants only, most of which come from the United States, or more specifically, are Knox College students. While the professors the program employs are very knowlegeable in their areas of expertise and enjoy working with international students, the isolation of the program within UB is sometimes detrimental to the students' efforts to adjust to life in Barcelona. For example, many students continue to speak English with their American classmates in the program because it is the most comfortable and natural for them and they have difficulty making friends among the Spanish students who they don't interact with in regular classroom settings. While placing all program participants in classes together is comforting because of the common past experiences in American universities and the present situation having to intergrate themselves to life in Barcelona, most of the students find that they do not get to meet and interact with Spanish students at the UB as much as they would like to. Only some of the students have the opportunity to actually enter the Universitat de Barcelona and then take the same classes all Spanish students there can take, but these students must be staying on the Knox College program for the duration of the UB term as well, which is not always equal to program terms.
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My academic experiences
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Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
See "recommendations in regard to courses" above.
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