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API (Academic Programs International): Rome - John Cabot University

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: John Cabot University
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.

Hit or miss on the teachers. Some were brilliant others shouldn't teach high school.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Approachable and knowledgeable

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

A little far from campus, but worth the travel. Very safe area.

* Food:

It's Italy, the food is amazing. NOTE they don't have peanut butter!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Capri was amazing. Florence was also great, especial the Florentine Steak.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safe, just be wary of sketchy people (not to be insensitive but: "Gypsies")

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100 on food, 100 on nightlife.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just be aware of it, look at your bank statements. If you don't have online banking already, get it.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open-minded and patient. Italians are not in a rush, ever.