Italy, great place to live and travel Past Review

By (Politics & Law, Applied Psychology, 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?
yes, it opened my eyes to many different cultures

Personal Information

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.

The workload was good for the amount of travel most students did.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program had great trips and activities for the students

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The internet was horrible, we had to pay extra for it, and it was very expensive.

* Food:

open marketplace to cook for yourself and zaza's

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Traveling around Europe was amazing

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

dangerous to walk alone at night

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?

Practicing with locals

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • opportunities for travel
* What could be improved?
  • less seminars in the begining
  • more help with paperwork
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? take chances, and do something different every week