Perugia, Italy: A cultural experience for the non-tourist Past Review

By (Bioengineering, Rice University) for

Arcadia: ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I'm definitely glad I went, it made me aware of some different ways to live. I wish there had been more avenues to meet other Italian students.

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 small, which was nice. I felt that I could do well in a class and learn some useful things about Art History and Photography without working too hard.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I took a trip to a different Italian city pretty much every weekend, which I would suggest.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)

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 do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? if you are looking for an authentic italian experience, this is a good way to experience the culture and get to know a town without being overwhelmed by all the touristy stuff. though you can certainly travel to the tourist spots on the weekends.