API Rome gave me the opportunity to mature and grow as an independent woman. Past Review

By (Education; English, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am ready to head back to Europe

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.

The classes were not excessively hard. I would definitely recommend taking the intensive Italian class.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Audra and Cristina were absolutely wonderful!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my apartment. I think that if there is a better way to pair roommates then please check it out.

* Food:

I LOVE Italian food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I would have loved to meet people outside of my program.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe in Rome.

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)


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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I loved the people that I met
  • I loved the excursions
* What could be improved?
  • The phone service
  • The apartments could be more evenly selected
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? DO NOT USE PICCELL!!!! This is the phone company that id offered through the program. It sucks out your money. You are better off getting a pay as you go phone.