Go Abroad! Past Review

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 01/11/2016 to 05/07/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am more independent now and can travel on my own.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great place!

* Food:

Grocery shopping and making your own food made me become very independent.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I wish I got to live with Italians instead of being housed with Americans.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Lots of theft in Rome.

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

I wish I was more submersed in the culture and not as babied.


* 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)

Only because I saved up a lot of money before I went abroad. Cooking your own meals saves a lot of money.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? couple hundred if I traveled each weeked
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up a couple thousand if you want to do everything you can abroad. You feel more independent traveling and paying for everything yourself.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Paid trips
* What could be improved?
  • Living with Americans
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save tons of money and try to make friends with nonAmericans.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!