It was a great experience August 08, 2019

By (Bunker Hill Community College) - abroad from 06/24/2019 to 07/19/2019 with

CUNY - College of Staten Island: Venice - Study Abroad at Istituto Venezia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that Living a broad help you to be open mind and to be independent.

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.

It was an amazing experience. Studying abroad make you know more about yourself and make you know the richness of each culture.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They are very helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Wow, Italian Food is healthy and delicious.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Italian culture is very interesting. I integrated easily on it.

* 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

I'd like to go to Italy again and study more about culture, history and art.

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 enjoyed the free and cheap things.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

They have a good method to learn language and culture in the same time.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? hearing the local Italian and repeat after them. try to speak all the time in Italian.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • everything
* What could be improved?
  • The house situation a broad
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How the Apt. ( house a broad) looks like before going.