Study Abroad at SACI Past Review

By (Art History, Criticism and Conservation., Bowling Green State University) for

Studio Arts College International (SACI): Florence - SACI in Florence, Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a more exploratory mind. I am more culturally aware and open to learning about other areas and topics in the world. I am now planning on going to graduate school abroad as well. I just got accepted into a large university in Holland, to pursue a masters degree in art history.

Personal Information

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.

I felt the right amount of workload was on the students. The educational system was easy to understand and abide by.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The exposure to the culture by making trip out to other cities and towns on the weekends was wonderful! All my expectations were met.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The apartment myself and a few other students lived in was great! Very large and spacious and private. The neighborhood was nice, and little bit of a walk, but good for exercise! Almost everything was provided for us, we just bought a little here and there.

* Food:

Italian food is amazing! Very fresh and homemade!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The field trips were great! Best way to learn about art and art history.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe. I did not have any health issues while there.

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This is an amazing program! If you love art, art history, travel and culture this is the program for you! You have to explore and be open-minded to difference in culture. It is a once in a life time experience and one that is definately worth it!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Renaissance Art History

Course Department:
Instructor: Helen Watterson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Awesome! Very informational and on site learning through travel was a great way to absorb the information!
Credit Transfer Issues: None.