Sorrento Food and Culture 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?
I have gained a greater appreciation for other cultures and feel like I have grown personally from this trip

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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 believe the housing should all be in the same building, and apartment quality should be equal as well. some apartments were much nicer than others and over double in size. Also, our specific apartment had several issues such as no water pressure, very little hot water, one key for four people. Also, there was very little instructions given for our apartment so some things were very confusing such as how to use the washer, trash bags & removal, where the A/C switch is and being warned not to turn it off

* Food:

The food in Sorrento is excellent

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I feel that requiring some Italian language course would be very helpful so we can be more immersed

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

many of us were sick during our trip so we went to pharmacies and were helped by professional, knowledgeable health consultants there

* Safety:

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

loved the diversity of our trip


* 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? $150-200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? go to the grocery so you can have snacks and eat some meals in do not spend a ton of money on drinks because you are able to drink here


* 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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  • 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?
  • culture immersion
* What could be improved?
  • accomodation options
  • travel (bus drivers need directions)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how much extra money this trip would cost. I have spent $300 more than expected

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.