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Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

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Fabian
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I definitely made a lot of progress regarding my language skills, which was somehow a confirmation for myself that I went to the right country. However, I stayed in Catalunya in Spain, where locals most of the time speak catalan. If I had to go again to Spain for an exchange I would maybe choose another city/region. But in general Barcelona is one of the best places to be.
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Fabian
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat de Barcelona
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The exchange period is something special in life. You go out more often, you travel more often to get to know people, culture and the country itself. Consequently you spend more money. But that is perfectly all right, is not it?
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Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
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
none
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Fabian
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat de Barcelona
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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 am used to interact more in class. That was hardly the case in my host University. The reason could be the choice of subjects or the teachers I had.
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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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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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Fabian
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat de Barcelona
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Pile 43, Xampagneria, Fonfone
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Fabian
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat de Barcelona
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I felt very comfortable where I stayed and would do it the same way again.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I do not know anything about housing at the University of Barcelona.
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