Erasmus at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, a Report by an Information Systems Undergraduate

This is my report for the year abroad I spent in Madrid during the winter term 2021/22 and the summer term 2022. Even before I started my Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, I knew that I would eventually spend a semester abroad. In fact, one of the reasons why I chose to study at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) was the excellent choice of partner universities offered by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics as well as IS:link. Because of my affinity for the Spanish language and Latin American culture, which I have always had, I had originally planned to go to the IS:link partner university in Bogotá, Colombia. Although my application for this university was accepted by IS:link, due to the fact that communication with the host university was very slow after the nomination by IS:link (probably due to the pandemic), I finally decided to pursue my second choice and go to the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), or