Amazing Semester in Florence Past Review

By (Bryant University) for

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?
i had the time of my life. I got to experience many different cultures from my various trips and made freinds with people i will never forget

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Way less workload, focused more on being involved with course content as opposed to just being taught it at bryant. got more out of classes abroad even thought they were much easier and had less content in them

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Support group was amazing. they were always available and extremely helpful. they put amazing trips together and were well organized

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Absolutely loved my apartment. I made lifelong freinds with the people i lived with. It was just far enough from the city that it was quiet but close enough to where it was a short walk from everything. san gallo 80 was amazing and i will miss it forever

* Food:

interesting to adjust to shopping everyday like the people of florence are accustomed to doing

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

trips to rome and venice were unforgettable

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

i know a few kids who got mugged, one was pretty close to where i lived. the api staff was very helpful with everything we needed

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


* 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
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

my teacher luca was amazing, i learned so much in a short amount of time. the small classes (6-8 students) were really helpful.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the helpfulness of the staff
  • trips organized through api
* What could be improved?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? there are so many students in this program that it pays off to meet as many people as you can. go to all the events. you will meet lifelong freinds