Una delle piu belle esperienze della mia vita March 19, 2020

By (None) - abroad from 03/13/2018 to 04/26/2018 with

Istituto Europeo: Florence - Italian Language Courses in Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Confidence and fluency in Italian language

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Now, when everything is behind me, I can perceive my whole trip to Florence trying to remain objective as much as I can. From the first day I knew that I made the right choice and that Florence will be an unforgettable experience. When I arrived I felt something else in the air from what I feel in Belgrade. The streets were full of tourists from all over the world, delicious aromas of nearby restaurants and historical monuments that were breathtaking. Then, in a few days I started attending Italian courses at IE, and I was full of positive impressions. I met many foreign friends that I will always remember, I practiced and improved Italian every day trying to say everything I would like to say in Serbian. Even I was looking forward to visiting the galleries, museums and monuments for which Florence is very famous in the world, and there is no better way to explore Italian culture than to explore it with your friends. I also want to say a few words from our professor Alessandro. Each class did everything it could to improve lessons with its grammar materials and conversation topics. All the classes were fun in his way and I must say it was nice to have him as a professor. Praise also to IE administration and director Rinaldo for being very kind throughout the course. I bring many memories of this trip and I hope we will see you at least once more. Regards!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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

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

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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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The institute -- and the city!
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing, really!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The location of the institute! Just breathtaking!