Tuscania: Small, but Mighty Past Review

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Lorenzo de’ Medici – Tuscania: Direct Enrollment

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was the best decision of my life! Taught me so many life skills and gave me amazing self confidence.

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.

I think that the workload was fairly similar to that in America. The grades were different because there were not as many quizzes and tests, but I liked it better that way.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

all of the services were great! Met all expectations

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The apartment was great. I did not need to buy anything extra and the location was close to school, grocery store, and nightlife.

* Food:

The school provides meal vouchers that can be used at various places in town. Great!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program arranged many trips around the town and neighboring towns that i would have normally not seen. Great!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

No problems. All worked out.

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? number of passport photos we needed.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? TEC 150
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

This program helped me immensely with my Italian skills. Being in such a small town also helped because you were forced to learn the language because no one in the town speaks english.

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?
  • The people (locals and American)
  • The classes
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? pack light, loosen up, and have fun. Anyone can benefit!