AMAZING Past Review

By (University of Wisconsin - Madison) - abroad from 01/07/2016 to 04/26/2016 with

SRISA: Art and Design Workshops in Florence

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes it was an amazing experience I learned so much about so many different cultures especially italian culture

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

I did not need any health assistance

* Safety:

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

Loved everything and everyone

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I am not sure
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? save up a lot! The food is so amazing and thats what I spent most of my money on try and save so you can eat out as much as possible!!

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish 400 no Italian
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? emerge yourself with locals make friends with people around your age!

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Food
  • People
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Advising
  • Language Classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Get to know locals it will help your language skills a lot I didnt do that and I wish I had taken the time to make a bigger fool of myself