Fantastico! July 09, 2019

By (Northwest Arkansas Community College) - abroad from 06/01/2019 to 06/30/2019 with

NWACC: Study Abroad in Siena

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
That it's important to bring good walking shoes and it's best to immerse myself in the culture, no holding back and merely observing.

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? 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

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
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Find a native who wants to learn English and do an exchange of conversations, one in that person's language and one in English.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Small, walkable town.
  • Friendly people at Hotel Moderno
  • Delicious food.
* What could be improved?
  • Tutors for all groups of students.
  • One field trip to practice language outside of the classroom.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not to buy so much and focus instead on the experiences.