Summer on the Italian Coast, Sorrento July 20, 2017

By (Ohio University) - abroad from 07/02/2017 to 08/05/2017 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Summer on the Italian Coast, Sorrento

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely worthwhile I have learned so much about life in another country and met some life long friends.

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.

The marine biology course I am taking is very good, but the field trips are on the weekend and they did not give us any advance knowledge on that which I was looking forward to having my weekends for travel.

* 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

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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The location
  • The other students
  • The experience
* What could be improved?
  • The shared kitchen
  • The administration
  • The communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have learned more Italian.