Incredible Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Plymouth State University) - abroad from 01/12/2013 to 05/12/2013 with

SAI Study Abroad: Sorrento - Sant'Anna Institute (SA)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
everything. This is something I will never forget.

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?

I loved my apartment it was in a great location and the landlords were very kind. I really just had personality issues with one of my roommates.

* Food:

I give the food here a 200%. I loved the fresh markets that is something I don't have where I live. I will miss them. The food at the restaurants were amazing. I love Italian food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I made a lot of friend. A gelato man, a sandwich man, and a pizza man. :)

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Nothing happened

* 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)

If my dad didn't give me money.... I'd be homeless

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $1,500


* 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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 3 years of spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the classes/field trips
  • the people I met
  • Sorrento
* What could be improved?
  • Room mate selection
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much money I needed to save before hand.

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 Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'