My appreciation for art increased greatly Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Samford University) for

Samford University: Rome—University Fellows

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Summer 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I learned a lot and my appreciation for art increased greatly. It was nice to be able to put an image, smell, sound, and taste on each thing we learned about while we were there.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

hotel <br /><br /> It was very nice and right near the bus and metro station

* Food:

Italian food is EXCELLENT

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had a weekend off, so we had a lot of fun traveling around Italy.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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? I think $1000 is the most anyone would need as long as you're smart with your money


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

It was not needed, therefore, we did not learn any Italian

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take the travel break and stay in a hostel