Learning and Living in Italy July 28, 2016

By (Fordham University) - abroad from 02/01/2016 to 05/20/2016 with

IES Abroad: Study Rome - Language & Area Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
IES Abroad helped me dive into Italian culture and immerse myself among the lazy cafe scene, the bustling nighttime streets, and the majestic arts of Rome. I befriended Italians who taught me the joys of slowing down and enjoying life.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* 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? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Italian people
  • Italian food
  • Italian art
* What could be improved?
  • Academic rigor
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that Italians NEVER put cheese on fish!