I Love Italy Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Illinois State University) for

Lorenzo de' Medici - Summer: Direct Enrollment

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

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I didn't have any acadmic problems while there, but the staff was willing to help you with just about any type of problem you would have.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Pretty much had everything we needed in the apartment, nice neighbors and safe neighborhood.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved almost all of the field trips we went on.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Be careful when you go to clubs at night and be aware of your surroundings.

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? Each week i would spend about 30 euros on food and personal expenses varied.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Always ask which restaurants have table taxes, some of the fees certain restaurants will charge can really add up.

Language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

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?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you love the culture and want to see the many sites of Rome, this program is perfect for you.