Yitzel J.; Spain, University of Barcelona (Political Science)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took law courses alongside local Catalan and European exchange students who were getting ready to be lawyers. My course load was all in Spanish. I got to interact with local students, professors, and learn about the Spanish and … More Yitzel J.; Spain, University of Barcelona (Political Science)

Nora K., Spain- Carlos III Univ. Madrid (Global Studies & Communication)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took a variety of classes abroad and most counted toward my major. I took a History & Journalism course & a Media Landscapes course for Communication and a Global Culture & Identity class for my Global major. I … More Nora K., Spain- Carlos III Univ. Madrid (Global Studies & Communication)

Julia R, Spain-Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid (PBS)

Studying abroad was easily the best experience I’ve had so far in my life! I will always have this passion for travel and learning about another country’s culture! ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took a beginner Spanish class, Political Ecologies of Spain … More Julia R, Spain-Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid (PBS)

Annie K, Spain – Carlos III University (Global Studies)

HOUSING 6. Describe your housing situation. I lived in a seven person apartment in the neighborhood of Malasaña in Madrid. Because this program does not provide housing for you, we found our own housing about five months before getting to Madrid. I definitely recommend living in the city center rather than in Getafe where the … More Annie K, Spain – Carlos III University (Global Studies)

Samantha C., Spain – UC Center Madrid (Sociology & Feminist Studies)

Five months, ten countries and a lifetime of memories. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? While abroad I was able to take four courses through the UC Center. I took courses about Immigration, Gender Studies, Political Ecologies and a Spanish course. All of my classes … More Samantha C., Spain – UC Center Madrid (Sociology & Feminist Studies)

Kelly E, Spain (University of Granada Year) – Linguistics, Spanish

Living like a local in Spain for a year was an experience I will never forget. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? My linguistics classes were very hands-on. We conducted surveys, made presentations to the class, and were expected to participate. There were lots more … More Kelly E, Spain (University of Granada Year) – Linguistics, Spanish

Brent G., Spain/Italy- European Transformations (Global Studies)

When given the option of studying in two of the most beautiful and intriguing cities in the world, ¿porque no los dos? ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took two Art History classes and two language classes while abroad, one in each city. … More Brent G., Spain/Italy- European Transformations (Global Studies)

Sophia M., Spain- Complutense Univ. of Madrid (Communication & minors in Spanish/TMP)

From studying abroad to simply living abroad, the advantages of one full year, becoming fully immersed and enamored by the life and city of Madrid. ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took 5 Communication courses for my major & 3 Spanish courses for … More Sophia M., Spain- Complutense Univ. of Madrid (Communication & minors in Spanish/TMP)

Lori M., Spain- Carlos III Univ. Madrid (Communication & Global Studies)

A semester in Spain (and 15 other countries). ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took Advertising and Communication which went towards my Communication major, a Spanish language class, an Identity and Culture in Globalization course just for fun that ended up giving me … More Lori M., Spain- Carlos III Univ. Madrid (Communication & Global Studies)

Kaley C., Spain- Univ. of Barcelona (Communication & Global Studies)

Mastering a foreign language in a non-English speaking country and navigating Europe ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took classes with both students from my Study Center and students from my host university! All were taught in Spanish, however the topics covered were … More Kaley C., Spain- Univ. of Barcelona (Communication & Global Studies)