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Can API study abroad program help me go and study in Spain?

I am planning to go to Spain next summer, and I do not know so much about the place. Besides, I am not sure to what extent I can rely on API study abroad program. Has anyone got an opportunity to study abroad in Spain? I will be happy to know about your experience and about the quality of education and the Spanish culture. In addition, I would like to know how universities in this country compare with the best universities in the UK. Please help me so I can have a great time in this country.

Ashley Howard

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Ross Pratt on January 10, 2018

Studying abroad in Spain is quite different especially for students from English speaking countries who do not know Spanish. This is mainly due to the language barrier. Before you embark on the journey to Spain, familiarize yourself with the Spanish language. When you have basic knowledge of the language, you will not have a difficult time in advancing your education when you get there. Make sure you have learned the basics such as greeting people in the streets.

Most students find it difficult to adjust to the new traditions and festivals in this country. However, after some time, they understand that this new culture presents invaluable life experiences. Universities in this country are as diverse as those in any other country. Unlike most professors in America who never bother memorizing their students’ names, in Spain, it’s different. The relationships between the lecturers and the students are less formal, and the lecturer will try to remember his or her students’ names.

If you are lucky to get there through API’s study abroad program, you will be surprised at how different the exam process is from other countries. No word limits or strict referencing rules. Besides, a 15- minute oral test is taken at the end of the year. Students are also not penalized for submitting the tests late.

Spain is also a great place to party. Madrid, Barcelona, and other cities present cool places to go for parties. After arriving here for the first time, you will have an opportunity to meet new people everywhere. In addition, you can join the various fraternities and clubs to meet even more people. It is at such places that you will get to meet people with similar interests as yours. It is much easier to find friends here than it is in America and other countries.

In Spain, college education is relatively common; it is not a ticket to a well-paying job. Whereas it is common to land a well paying internship for undergraduates in America, it is quite different here. As a student in Spain, you have to put extra effort to make sure you get the best out of it. Most students pursuing engineering degrees take between 7 or 8 years to complete their studies instead of 4 or 5 years.

Spain is a great country to study in, even if you initially planned to go for the best university in UK. By the time you are through with your studies, you leave there as a well-rounded person. The only thing you need to be careful about is the influence of bad company.

Larry Warrena year ago

Spain provides a new concept of studying that differs from America or even the UK. Whereas you are used to studying alone in these countries, Spain is different. The Spanish education system allows a lot of freedom. Lax coursework guidelines characterize the system. The students are also free to give their own opinions. The country is ideal for those who wish to express their thoughts independently in school. For most students studying abroad in Spain, the many tourists’ sites and parties are a major threat and require self-discipline. If you decide to go there, you have to know what you want to get because there are many ways in which you can waste your time. Another important reason I would recommend Spain is the low student living costs. Whereas Madrid and Barcelona are a bit expensive, Valencia, Seville, and Cadiz among other cities are very cheap.


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