The best 3 weeks of my life!! October 02, 2018

By (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa) - abroad from 06/03/2018 to 06/26/2018 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Milan, Venice, Pompeii, Capri - A Taste of Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about myself during my time abroad but the most important thing I learned was to take life at a slower pace

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The program was not difficult by any means but it was extremely educational

* 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?

* 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

This program was PERFECT for me!! I would do it again tomorrow if I could


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The food!
  • The instructor
  • Seeing history come to life
* What could be improved?
  • Extend the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Pack light!!! Seriously pack lighter than you think you need to... that suitcase gets really heavy on the 3rd flight of stairs

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!