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)

Jesse E.L., Chile- Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Chile, Global Studies Major and Spanish Minor

Magical Patagonia ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? During my year abroad, I took Education, History, Political Science and Literature classes. These classes were entirely taught in Spanish and because this university is on the semester system, not the quarter system, the flow of … More Jesse E.L., Chile- Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Chile, Global Studies Major and Spanish Minor

Tatum S., Chile- University of Chile (Environmental Studies)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took an UD Environmental Studies course (conservacion y biodiversidad), a UD Spanish course (teoria de la novela), a GE course (historia del arte). I tried to ensure that the courses I took would transfer over and count … More Tatum S., Chile- University of Chile (Environmental Studies)

Micaiah A., Chile (Catholic University of Chile) – Biology, Spanish Minor

The Chilean Universities program immersed me completely in the crazy and beautiful culture of South America, keep reading to learn more about it! ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took classes that would qualify for the upper division electives portion of my Spanish … More Micaiah A., Chile (Catholic University of Chile) – Biology, Spanish Minor

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

Micaiah A., Chile- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Biology)

The Chilean Universities program immersed me completely in the crazy and beautiful culture of South America, I learned to speak Spanish in a way I never had before and made many local friends I will cherish for the rest of my life. Keep reading to learn more about it! ACADEMICS What types of classes did … More Micaiah A., Chile- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Biology)

Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

Hello Sociology and History majors!! If you’re thinking about studying abroad – especially if you’re considering Latin America – then you’re in the right place! Afraid you won’t pick a program that offers you the right credits? Get ready to hear about the most AMAZING program that UC Santa Barbara – actually, the WORLD has … More Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

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)

Jordan Yutan, Spain, Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid (Sociology & Global Studies)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? Commuting is integrated into the daily life of madrileƱos and a fear I had was struggling to find my way around Madrid to get where I needed to go. It didn’t help that I have a terrible sense of … More Jordan Yutan, Spain, Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid (Sociology & Global Studies)

Mikaela Schmidt, Spain, Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies (Global Studies & Spanish)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turn out to be no big deal? Because my program was located in Madrid, I had some hesitations about living in a big city as I’d never done so before. I wasn’t sure how I’d be able to navigate the metro and find my way around … More Mikaela Schmidt, Spain, Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies (Global Studies & Spanish)