8 weeks of pasta Past Review

By (Academy of Art University) - abroad from 06/20/2016 to 08/12/2016 with

SRISA: Summer and Short-Term Sessions in Florence

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned I can function pretty well when put in new situations with new people.

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?

We had a pretty small apartment compared to others in our program. There weren't enough working fans for all the rooms and our internet was very bad, making it difficult to finish work at home.

* 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

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)

The exchange rate made it harder to live as well as the international and atm fees when taking cash out of the bank.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

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?
  • They were all very helpful and informative
* What could be improved?
  • My class itself could have benefited from more involved museum trips
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To save more money to go on longer weekend trips and really experience Italy.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.