Excellent experience, would do it with more friends next time. September 24, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/06/2018 to 06/19/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Ferrara

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained vast knowledge of another culture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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? 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)


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Time traveling
  • cultural immersion
  • museums
* What could be improved?
  • housing
  • social network
  • advice on classes to take
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? cooking skills

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Italian History - Middlebury Course

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Comments: I loved this class. The professor was great and I really enjoyed learning about Italy with a focus on Ferrara.
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History of Art and Architecture

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Comments: It was challenging, focused on memorization and repetition with added critical thinking of the objects that we look at.
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Course Department:
Instructor: Galbani
Instruction Language:
Comments: This course was challenging, surveying is difficult, never mind in another language where the technical jargon is mostly lost.
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