Rome The Eternal City Past Review

By (History/Pol Sci, Albright College) for

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: Rome, Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am Italian and have family all over Italy, who i got to visit while here. It gave me a chance to reconnect with them. Also being a history major what better place to be then Rome where I can see the things I learn about first hand.

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 work load iant bad as long as you dont allow your work to back up. The only thing I wouls recommend is attendance policy being looked at and reevaluated.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My experience with CEA in Rome has been extremely positive. They are friendly and go out of their way to make a difference when it comes to education. Iwould recomend this program to any of my peers as it has been a positive impact on mylife.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Our apartment is nice how ever we have had appliance issues the entire semester. Half our stove doesnt work or the dishwasher is broke and problems with toliets and showeres, Could have used more cookeware for inside the oven. Other then that It has been plesant.

* Food:

food is very good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Seeing rome in general etc

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

just keep your head on your shoulders and be aware of your surrounding and you will be ok

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?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People, students, staff, everything
* What could be improved?
  • Attendance policy
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do it !!!!!! you will not regret it at all.