The summer i fell in love with Firenze! Past Review

By (Music Education, Illinois State University) for

Lorenzo de’ Medici – Tuscania: Direct Enrollment

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES! it honestly changed my life

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 wouldve appreciated even more field trips but i can't complain!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They did a great job but they couldve explained more about pic cell and had a younger person explain all of the ins and outs of the city.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

None! they just needed to come and teach us how to use everything and fix a few things!

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

all the weekend trips, palio di siena, cinque terre

* 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


* 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? Alot, over 3000 dollars...
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? look up average prices of things before you go so you know if you are getting cheated or not, always hagle!


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?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring money but be smart, do as many trips as you can and eat out often!