Go to Rome Past Review

By (Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods., Illinois State University) for

Lorenzo de' Medici - Summer: Direct Enrollment

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

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Staff really cares about the students. They are very helpful in assisting students with housing issues and on local activities and what to do/avoid.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Did not have internet for about 1/4 of time out there. Even though we were paying for it. Overall, was in great location (Prati), and everything we needed was provided. would have like to have been housed with more like-minded students. Very frustrating having a drunk slob who never cleaned up apt. Whats point of administration having us fill out forms of preference if they don't follow them?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Trebotti Organic Vineyard trip arranged by our school

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Make sure as a guy you try to travel with girls in your program. Girls who travel by themselves got sexually harrassed frequently.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $400 american. do not travel abroad if you are worried about the money.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you leave room in suitcase when you travel back for suveniers.

Language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

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

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  • Americans