Food for Life Past Review

By (Business Administration, Trinity University) - abroad from 05/21/2012 to 08/29/2012 with

Arcadia: Perugia - Umbra Institute

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to relax and how to become more comfortable even as a foreigner.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

Nice apartments, close to campus

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never heard of any problems from students. Perugia seemed safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* 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)

I spent 300 euro over 6 weeks.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat in. Don't drink too much.

Language

* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
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?
  • Food Classes
  • Very pretty place
* What could be improved?
  • Basic Italian tutoring for those not studying the language
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't be afraid to go somewhere alone.