Studying in Rome with SAI was the best experience of my life! Past Review

By (St. Norbert College) - abroad from 01/09/2018 to 05/05/2018 with

SAI Study Abroad: Rome - John Cabot University (JCU)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained so much more independence and confidence through this experience. I truly came back from my time abroad as a whole new person. Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made for myself, it was completely worthwhile.

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:

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 provided so many extra opportunities for me, such as cooking classes, a food tour, a weekend trip to Umbria, and various other tours and lessons. I got to do and see so many other things that I probably wouldn't have done on my own, thanks to SAI. I would 100% choose to study through SAI again, it was fantastic!


* 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? About $100, but could be more or less depending on the week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure to grocery shop and make your own food often so you can have more money to spend on travel. Definitely still enjoy the delicious restaurants and foods that your city has to offer, but create a good balance for yourself. You won't regret having extra money to use exploring new cities!


* 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?

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  • Americans
* 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?
  • The included activities and experiences
  • The onsite coordinators were so helpful and caring throughout the whole semester
  • The housing was wonderful
* What could be improved?
  • I genuinely don't have any complaints about the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known more about traveling internationally within Europe, just because the first few weekend trips to other countries were definitely a learning experience.

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.