Studying during holidays is fun like this March 24, 2020

By (None) - abroad from 03/08/2018 to 03/29/2018 with

Istituto Europeo: Florence - Italian Language Courses in Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The course was not about studying from books all day long -- nobody likes to do that! -- but learning with fun, through communicating and real time practicing.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

All in all, it was a very nice experience. The course was not about studying from books all day long -- nobody likes to do that! -- but learning with fun, through communicating and real time practicing. That's exactly what I was looking for! Playing games to start new conversations were encouraging not to be afraid of making mistakes. I think that was a very nice methodology to learn a new language, especially Italian. I'm very grateful to all the stuffy, and, in particular to the director, prof. Romagnoli.

* 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

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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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the personnell
* What could be improved?
  • Communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the locatiion of the institute! Amazing!