* Overall educational experience
Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.
FUA has an amazing list of courses to choose from! I took Italian language, but I met students taking travel writing, wine tasting, drawing, fashion design, baking, culture through food, design, history of the mafia and photography. I wanted to take all of those classes, because it was really amazing what they were learning even in such a short amount of time!
How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?
I walked to class every day and felt safe getting home at night, there some male students who lived close by and would walk home with us in the evening if we were out together. Otherwise, I took a taxi if it was late at night and I was going home alone. I only cooked once at the apartment and my flat mates never cooked, but we had everything we needed if we wanted to cook. It was just easier to go grab a pizza or some pasta (and GELATO!) around the corner. Plus ASA gave us meal tickets to use at the restaurant GANZO that is a part of the program and we would attend free aperitivo on some evenings.
The mosquitos were really bad, so they have special devices called VAPE that plug into the outlets. Be sure your room has one and if not, just go buy one! It's worth it!