Corrupt and disorganized university that keeps the most incompetent professors. They always do everything wrong and never look out for the good of the students. It takes a lot of changes and a lot of staff renewal because they can’t have the same problems every year.View more
What I liked most about my faculty is the passion we all really share for foreign languages and cultures, and the open spirit of the students and professors. Since there are not many students, the teachers are very close to the students, and this allows for a more personalized learning experience.
If there is one thing I would change about the faculty, it is the classrooms, where many times there can be no more than 10 people inside due to their small size.
The university, despite being far from Barcelona, is very well connected to the center. In addition, precisely because of this, it has all kinds of facilities (coffee shops, libraries, copy shop, bank, study rooms, dining rooms …) and open spaces where you can enjoy the good weather.
There is a lot of university life on campus and that facilitates both the adaptation of new students and exchange students.
My faculty has an interpretation classroom with booths in very good condition, but the normal classrooms were not so well preserved.
The University is located outside the city centre, in Bellaterra, about 40 min by train from placa de Catalunya. It’s location is perfect if you are looking for a cheap accommodation, because around the university there are several villages/towns where you can find cheaper flats to share and rooms. I live in Cerdanyola del Valles for example, and going to the university takes me very little time, about 15 min by bus or by train.__ Furthermore the university zone together with some other small towns in the surroundings, has recently been included in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, so I suggest future students to check before taking a room there. ُُThe benefit is that, either if you live in the centre and take the train to go to class or you live nearby the university (in one too the town included in the zone 1) and need to go to the centre or to the faculty you just need a 1zone ticket in any of these cases. for people who are younger than 25 there is also the opportunity to buy a cheaper three-month ticket which is called “tjoven”.__The campus has a lot of facilities, the best thing is the free bus service in the campus, but for the rest, is not cheap at all. __I am currently attending a master in Contemporary Arabic studies. The idea itself is very good, but since it is pretty new (started in 2017) it is not well organised yet, although the coordinator is always open to feedback and suggestions. __The professors are mostly highly qualificated and competent, and Arabic is their mother tongue. The classes are really 100% in Arabic, except for some translations needed. __No scholarships are provided, nor any kind of economical help, and there are no work stages in the program.View more