Unforgettable Past Review

By (Indiana University - Bloomington) - abroad from 07/02/2018 to 07/20/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
An understanding of another culture, and an appreciation for the overall Sorrento city

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.

I don't think this class was intensive or anything that took a lot of time, which I enjoyed because that meant we got to focus more on our excursions

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was very accommodating and helpful when we had issues with our apartments

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

At first we got put into a two bedroom place with two beds for four people. We then had to move to a bigger apartment which had very little wi-fi for four people to do schoolwork.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I liked how free we were to do our own things

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I definitely think it was much safer when I got here than I was told beforehand. I didn't think I needed to watch over my bag the whole time I was in Sorrento. The surrounding areas like downtown Naples I did feel a little unsafe, especially with all of the guards.

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

I would choose this one because of the freedom we were given to make the most out of Sorrento ourselves. I felt like I was exploring what I wanted, and meeting the people and really getting to know them.


* 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 very easily! I spent a lot more money on food here than I thought I would.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Not eating out every single night, only go to the bars and clubs a few times throughout the trip


* 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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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • People
  • Pompeii (historical trips)
  • Freedom
* What could be improved?
  • Guidance on money
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about the atms and where charged how much because I stressed a lot about money the whole time.

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.