EF's Rome City Stay Well Worth It Past Review

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What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Cultural understanding is so important in the world and traveling abroad really gives you a lot of perspective.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Amazing!!! We had to complete a paper, keep a journal, and create a powerpoint highlighting the historic site we researched for the paper. Keeping the journal was time consuming but having that to look back on will be great when I get older.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Although it was only a week program they packed a lot of great historic sites into the short time, but they also gave us ample free time to explore the city on our own and were very flexible to changes.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Had to share with students from other universities. Two of the beds were fold out and the room I stayed in did not have a door.

* 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:

One person on the tour twisted their ankle because they weren't paying attention and the cobblestone can be dangerous. Always were appropriate footwear.

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


* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* 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? It is a great introduction to Rome. Anyone interested in the classical world or religious studies would enjoy it.