Great and one time experaince September 27, 2017

By (Eastern Illinois University) - abroad from 05/08/2017 to 06/05/2017 with

Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Exploration of Italian History, Culture, and Technology

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Difference in culture, values, food. yes every thing was useful it will help in the future for sure.

Review Photos

Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Exploration of Italian History, Culture, and Technology Photo Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Exploration of Italian History, Culture, and Technology Photo

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.

got opportunity to learn many thing and experience in real time

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything was planned and packed and beautifully arranged

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Nice and comfortable near to many restaurant

* Food:

gelato and pasta everyone will miss the fresh hand made pasta too

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Culture and social interaction with people

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Health care accessible is very easy

* Safety:

Overall very one will be comfortable and feel secure

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

short time but it was good if i get to learn more why not, always 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)

very thing was packed and planned so i personally did not feel much difference especially when very one was around.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to use university meal plans and don't buy anything in the 1st week get to know later buy.

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

communicate with local people and get to know how they speak and which encourage the skills

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? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
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? communicate

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • places
  • painting
  • food
* What could be improved?
  • food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Language and culture

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.