Tuscania: Study Abroad that opened my eyes. Past Review

By (Management & Quantitative Methods, Illinois State University) for

Lorenzo de’ Medici – Tuscania: Direct Enrollment

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned patience and I have more respect other cultures. I also learned not to judge quickly about a persons culture.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The workload was just right for the time I was there. The difference in educational system was very different and took time to get used to but once I did, I liked it a lot.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything was great.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was great but it was hard to find somewhat healthy food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We went to a local abbey and the hot springs by town. They were amazing and unforgettable.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

My friend burnt her hand severely and everything was taken care of quickly and efficently.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan out a budget before you leave home.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

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 did you like most about the program?
  • I learned a lot more about myself and what I am capable of.
* What could be improved?
  • The internet availability.