Jayvanth participated on the IES: Barcelona, Liberal Arts and Business Program during the Spring of 2015.
If you could give only one reason, why would you suggest other students study abroad?
To immerse yourself in a setting which you’re completely unfamiliar. Studying abroad is more than stepping out of a comfort zone. It’s about learning the different lifestyles, cultures, and values of people completely different than you yet still remarkably similar at the same time.
If you could go abroad again, what would you do differently?
Travel as much as you can. 4 months is a long time to get to know your host city so travel to as many different countries as possible. In Europe, many cool destinations are close by and flights are relatively cheap.
What was it about your program specifically that fit your personal goals over other programs?
I really enjoyed the small class sizes. My professors were knowledgeable and entertaining which made my classes a memorable experience.