Home on the edge of Rome Past Review

By (English/Music, Fordham University) - abroad from 08/28/2013 to 12/13/2013 with

Loyola University Chicago: Rome - John Felice Rome Center

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got to experience many very different cultures, completely worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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? No


* 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)

We had a caf that opened for lunch and dinner

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? too much. It depends where/if I traveled on the weekend but between 80 and 600 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Book flights/trains etc. in advance


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Exit level Italian
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? no matter what you have to ask/say, try it in italian

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Study Trips
  • Everything in one place
  • Not having to cook
* What could be improved?
  • More food options/access to a kitchen
  • improve wifi connection
  • Ease up on quiet hours restrictions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The distance it is from the main parts of Rome

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Writing Rome

Course Department: English
Instructor: Elizabeth Geoghegan
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Best class I've ever taken - an on-site class where we saw hidden parts of Rome and wrote about it
Credit Transfer Issues: