By (Washington State University) - abroad from 01/21/2019 to 05/09/2019 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I wish I could study abroad again. It is the most amazing experience, I want to cry just thinking about how much I miss Europe! I've had the opportunity of a lifetime and I would encourage anyone to do it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

SAI was so easy! They're so helpful with everything from before, during, and after. When I first got to Italy, I was scared because I wanted to make sure I got to where I needed to be safely. They were there at the airport waiting with signs from right when we walked off and they took care of all of our needs.


* 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? 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Before you go abroad, make a list of the places and things you want to see/visit. This way, you can be sure that you're not letting other exciting things get in the way and you can save up for the things you know you need to visit before you leave.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* 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?
  • Safety
  • Good communication
  • fun included excursions
* What could be improved?
  • nothing i can think of
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing I can think of. Everything for me went pretty smoothly.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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.