It was kind of dream come true to study Italian in Florence March 18, 2020

By (None) - abroad from 01/01/2020 to 02/07/2020 with

Istituto Europeo: Florence - Italian Language Courses in Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Language fluency

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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.

I was on the course in November for four weeks. Although there was only one student besides me on the course, the teaching was of good quality and the lessons held on schedule. The teachers and teaching materials were of high quality and the staff friendly. The location in the old town center allowed for inspiring coffee breaks. I highly recommend Instituto Europe for studying Italian. All in all, it was a great experience. Indeed, it was a kind of dream come true to study Italian in Florence for me!

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

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* Health Care:

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* 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
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

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

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
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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* Who did you live with?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • kindness of personnell
* What could be improved?
  • almost nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Daily schedule

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.