Universidad de Barcelona- class recommendations
“Prof. Joan Elias – Direccio Comercial (Mktg 370) is a very good class to take in la facultat de empresariales. He is very clear to understand and fair.
Recursos Humanos (Mgmt 350) was a very good easy class as well.
Stay away from Integracio Europea (Regional Elective or Spanish credit). The book is dry and endless. Tons of info to remember. I passed the final but only because I studied 5 hours a day for 1.5 weeks.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Direccion General Estrategia de la empresa
Teoria de Seguros
Estructura de Mercados
All good classes!” – IB Student, SDSU
“Mkt 370- Direccio Commerial (Carla Tortosa) – okay class.
Historica Economica- Easy class (able to take final in English)
Poliques Internacionales – Very hard (Mele)” – IB Student, SDSU
“These have all been recommended by a student who studied at the Universitat de Barcelona:
-Europea y Globalizacion” – IB Student, SDSU
Valparaiso, Chile – Class Recommendations and Advice
Negociaciones w/ Cadiz
Comercio exterior w/ Jaquin
Derecho w/ Olguin
Com. Oral w/ Jose Luis
International Marketing w/ Max Hardy” – IB Student, SDSU
Oral Comm. w/ jose luis meza
Marketing w/ Max Hardy
Bus Law w/ Roldolfo Olguin
Negociaciones w/ Cadiz” – IB Student, SDSU
“Negociaciones – very boring, but EASY.
Comunicacion Oral – Jose Luis Meza is a funny, (guapo) teacher.
Derecho Internacional – Olguin is very funny, nice, but a hard class.
Administracion de Comercio Exterior – Jaqin is very helpful and nice.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Taller de Creatividad – awsome class, loved it
Negociaciones – yes it is boring, but easy if you give a little effort
Logistica – Good class, 80 pg final report with group, The teacher Esteban
Sefair, is the best
Formulacion de Proyectos- dun, dun, duuun. Hard class, Mr. Belastigui is a
good guy, but a lot of foriengers did not like him, I had a hard
time in the class.
Note: I have all my old tests from all these classes, and notes.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Go a couple of weeks early. Remember the seasons are opposite of the U.S. If you are going to live in apartments, visit Propiedades near the apartment you want to live in.
San Pedro de Atacama
For more info, email@example.com has offered to give advice to students.” – IB Student, SDSU
Travel, speak the language, watch local TV, read local papers, find a local bf/gf, keep an open mind, party.
Speak English, be ethnocentric, be a homebody.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Before going, look into buying the book “How to survive in the Chilean Jungle”. It really helps because the slang in Chile is terrible.” – IB Student, SDSU
Chilean School System
“Ok, you are going to start classes in Chile. The recommendations of teachers that they have in this forum is important, as other Chilean students do not have the option to choose who there teacher is, they get what they get, so take advantage of choosing class times and teachers.
1. Get here early. I got here two weeks before The semester started. This gave me the necessary time to get settled, and familiar with my new surroundings, tambien tiempo para practicar el español. The first week of school, everyone told me was not important, and many of the functions for the new students is during this week. I would go if you could, because teachers are still having class, and I was actually counted down on my attendance. Although its not imperative, I think it a good idea to check it out for yourself.
2. Classes are different in Chile. Although the lengths and times of the classes are generally the same as in SDSU, the material and how it is taught can be different depending on your class and teacher. For example, 80 page reports are not uncommon (written in Spanish), there are a lot of group projects, teachers expect a class captain, someone who makes the email accounts for the class. OJO: these e mail accounts are used to send homework and grades, so make sure you know the account and password to access it. I have found that the communication in general of holidays, due dates and whether or not there is a class can be a bit vague so pay attention, and have the phone numbers of other Chilean students, they always know what is up. As many announcements are passed down through students or the email page, so don’t expect a flier.
3. You don’t need to buy books. Text books are expensive, so Chilean students…do not buy them, they photocopy everything. So don’t worry about having a book budget. My most expensive copying was around US$10 for one class. Teachers at the begining of the semester will give a syllabus with the book and page numbers necessary for the class.
3. There are a lot of holidays, take advantage of this time for traveling.
4. Get MSN Messenger. As having a phone can me kind of pricy for students down here, messenger is used as the communication tool for all things like group projects or then next party, sign up, its also a good free way to stay in contact with buddies back in S.D.
5. Overall, I like the school system here, in my opinion it is a bit easier and more relaxed, but this comment can vary on the person.” – IB Student, SDSU
“For a great time at a popular tourist bar, try l’ovella Negra.
Get a metro map before you leave.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Las Ramblas and Plaza Espana are highly recommended from students staying in Barcelona.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Do’s and Don’t’s
-don’t call home to often
-if people want to visit, try to have them come towards the middle or
the end or your stay to avoid homesickness
-Try to surround yourself with people from your host country if you
want to integrate into the culture and obtain fluency in your language
-See as much of the area/country as you can.
-Joining an organization like the Red Cross in your host country is a
great way to meet people in your host country.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Pokarier, Chris –Hard professor, knows his stuff, well—connected in
Business of Japan
Bernard, Rosemarie – Harvard Educated anthropology Professor, good for
elective credit.” – IB Student, SDSU
“Talk to your professor, especially those you like, since this is an
unique opportunity to meet contacts who are doing exactly want you
want to do, such as Japanese Executive. Also study as much in class as
outside, talk to Japanese people to improve at this language.
Hide out in your room, neglect Japanese studies., worry more about
MUNBY than having fun, (you will regret it), Forget to review the
language placement test at the start of the year.” – IB Student, SDSU
Universidad de Valladolid, Espana Class Recommendations
“Classes NOT recommended:
Introduccion a la economia financiera w/ Jose Maria Fortuna
Mercados e instituciones financiera internacional w/ Jose Fernandez” – IB Student, SDSU
Socializing in Europe
“For those of you studying abroad in Europe, you might want to check out the “Erasmus” parties and events.
Erasmus is the term for exchange students in Europe and they tend to do a lot of fun stuff. “ – IB Student, SDSU