Amazing experience!!! Past Review

By (Borough of Manhattan Community College) - abroad from 05/28/2018 to 06/15/2018 with

Academic Studies Abroad: Study Abroad in Sorrento, Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The culture is so rich. Italians are very polite. In many aspects remainders me about my own culture, I'm from El Salvador.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Apartment was in good conditions. Everything worked properly.

* Food:

Simply delicious

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt very safe, at the apartment and on the streets. I didn't see nothing abnormal.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Overrall is a great program. I have no complaints, everything was good.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Very easy. Things are not that expensive. You can live with a student budget.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If any meal is included, take advantage of that, it will save you money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Practice as much as you can, is the best way.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The institute in general
  • Food
  • Meet new people
* What could be improved?
  • Engenging more with locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I can't think about anything

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!