Italian Higher Education Past Review

By (Higher Education Administration, St. Cloud State University) for

St. Cloud State University: Italy - HIED 664 – Critical Issues Seminar & HIED790 – Critical Issues in Italian Higher Ed

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am now looking into studying abroad for a longer period of time. I will use this experience in my career, to have a better understanding of what it is like to be in a foreign country.

Review Photos

St. Cloud State University: Traveling - Italy Higher Education Photo St. Cloud State University: Traveling - Italy Higher Education Photo

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Macerata
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

The University of Macerata Festival

* 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


* 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 250 euros a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? none


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This was an awesome program. The people in Italy were very helpful and were glad that we were there!