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제목 : [3+1] Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain 글쓴이 : 국제지역대학원
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Study in Autonomous University of Barcelona 


Hyesun Lee

Latin American Studies

 

I have studied in Autonomous University of Barcelona for one semester thanks to Korea-EU Education Cooperation Program. My major in GSIAS is Latin American Studies. So, it was good opportunity to broaden the perspective to another region, Europe that I rarely know a lot about. The life in Barcelona and the friends from all around the world also gave me a lot of impressions and good chance to interchange different ideas.

The Master program in Spain is different from one of Korea. It is just for one year, and it is separated to four modules. In the first module, we studied the basic knowledge about European Union. The university obligates all students to take a common class every day for one month. In this common module, we had to study four different studies of European Union. They are International relations, Law, Political Science and Economy of European Union. After a month of the class, all the students have an exam for all of four studies. I think it was the most difficult module because you have to learn by heart everything in short time. When we finish the first module, we choose one specialty among four different specialties. So then you just need to attend your specialty class.



Studying about European Union was quite interesting. The European Union is the most integrated region in the world. It started to prevent another war in Europe and to have more economic competitiveness against the U.S. and Japan. My specialty was political science. The integration process and policy-making procedure are quite developed compared to other regions even though there is still limited political areas. I wrote term paper about the different interest of member states around immigration policy and immigration policy-making in European Union. It helps me to develop my knowledge comparing it with Latin American case that I had studied.

If you are interested in this interchange program, I strongly recommend you to live within Barcelona city not in Student’s villa. It is difficult to find a room if you have a difficulty of speaking a local language. However, living in Barcelona is another enjoyable experience besides studying. These days there is a big protest because of economic crisis over Spain. Comparing the system of Spain with Korea or other region and having a deeper look to the society you would learn a lot more out of the university as well. 

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