An experience of a lifetime July 01, 2022

By (Biology, Western New England University) - abroad from 06/11/2022 to 07/02/2022 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Italian culture and customs, a little bit of language, history, and art. It was absolutely worth 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

I don’t think I’d have it any other way. I enjoyed this express much, and do I don’t think I’d be able to do all the same on my own.


* 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 €30
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy gifts during the last week, get work done early so you have more time to relax, that way you’re not impulse buying as much. Also limit yourself on daily expenses (like gelato).


* 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
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Site visits
  • Living conditions
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To know how much I spend, even on smaller things. That and also how much I wear certain clothing items. And also how laundry works.