I had an amazing experience, best time of my life. I wish I could do it all over again! Past Review

By (Fashion Design/Art, Albright College) for

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Florence - Semester in Florence

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I want to move back to Florence. I want to get a job after I graduate and live in Europe. I feel like that is my home and I miss it so much.

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* 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?

I had the best house ever! I got very lucky!!

* Food:

I cooked mostly since the school did not give us a meal plan besides the 10 lunches a month

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I had two trips included, they were nice, however I wish I could have chosen them.

* 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? No


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I spoke to my italian friends. Best way to learn a language! Many people did speak english, however I forced them to speak Italian to me!

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? Be open minded, and make sure you don't just stick with your roomates. Make friends and be outgoing. Also, I would not travel on all the weekends because than you are not getting the full experience in the country you studied abroad in.