Ron Pokrasso Workshop was Bello! Past Review

By (Ron Pokrasso) - abroad from 05/03/2016 to 05/16/2016 with

SRISA: Art and Design Workshops in Florence

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've been traveling abroad for nearly 50 years. It is always educational, exciting and beneficial.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Ron's course is independent of SRISA's university programs but SRISA's assistance is invaluable. Because of SRISA, Ron is able to provide wonderful instruction in a great facility.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Staff is the best. Thank you for everything.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Doesn't apply. I rented through VRBO.

* Food:

Doesn't apply. But loved the espresso machine.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not enough time to fully integrate. But was very comfortable in Firenze. Great people.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No issues.

* Safety:

Only danger is drivers. Evidently they have a license to kill pedestrians. Oh, and the cobble stones can trip you up too. Otherwise, no issues.

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

The facility is excellent as is the staff. And Ron is a wonderful instructor.

Finances

* 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)

Doesn't apply.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook your own food if possible.

Language

* 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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  • N/A
* 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?
  • Great instruction.
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing.

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Ron Pokrasso Monoprinting Workshop

Course Department:
Instructor: Ron Pokrasso
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great program, wonderful facility, fabulous staff. Hope to be back.
Credit Transfer Issues: n/a