Amy B, Spain- Complutense University of Madrid (Spanish/Biology)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took five courses while I was in Madrid, two for my Spanish major, two for fun, and an intensive 4 week Spanish course. I took all of my classes in Spanish, although there were some classes that … More Amy B, Spain- Complutense University of Madrid (Spanish/Biology)

Kathy M., Spain- Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Communication)

Madrid: My experience in one of the most liveliest cities I have ever lived in ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? Did you take major, minor, or GE courses? How did courses compare to UCSB (e.g. level of difficulty, grading system, course structure, method of … More Kathy M., Spain- Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Communication)

Izaya M., Spain – Universitat de Barcelona (Global Studies & Chicanx Studies)

ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took three immersion courses and one course offered by the UC Study Center while abroad. My courses were somewhat challenging and intimidating as the language of instruction was in Spanish and I was surrounded by native Spanish … More Izaya M., Spain – Universitat de Barcelona (Global Studies & Chicanx Studies)

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)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? While at Carlos III, I took five classes – four directly enrolled at the school, and one through my program. I took classes that pertained to my Global Studies major such as topics in international politics, and sociology … 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