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API (Academic Programs International): Florence - Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute (LDM)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Lorenzo de Medici
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

More writing, less homework

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Excursions to foreign countries, Friendly advisors, similar students

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Walking distance to everywhere. Had to buy a fan because very hot

* Food:

A lot of pasta, very good produce

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Trip to Rome, Cinque Terre were very memorable

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Use it at restaurants and out at public. Easiest to learn the language the more you use it

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Apartment
  • City of florence
* What could be improved?
  • conditions of apartment
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open minded, make new friends, be open to new cultures