This experience was once in a lifetime experience in intercultural experiences! Past Review

By (Lasell College) - abroad from 01/24/2017 to 05/12/2017 with

SAI Study Abroad: Florence - Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was absolutely worthwhile, I gained experience with another culture and how other people in the world live! I gained perspective on life and lifestyles and confidence with travel and new places!

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

Efficient and helpful!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was overall fantastic

* Food:

Italian food in Italy...what else is there to be said?!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The classes really helped with cultural integration!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No health issues needed assistance!

* Safety:

The housing was very safe and secured!

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Everything seemed so much simpler with SAI once abroad, such a relief!


* 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)

If you are aware of how much money you have and how much trips cost etc. you should not have too much trouble!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50?
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't go crazy with eating at restaurants constantly!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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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  • 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?
  • The weekend trip!
* What could be improved?
  • More weekend trips!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Practicing how to pack is important!

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.