Excellent printmaking class with Ron Pokrasso in perfect studio setting Past Review

By (Santa Reparata International School of Art) - abroad from 05/03/2016 to 05/16/2016 with

Study Abroad at SRISA: Accredited Year - Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and Design

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about myself as an artist and printmaking. Very valuable experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything was perfect. Well-organized, great communication.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

rented from Airbnb

* Food:

ate around Florence - how could that not be a 5-star experience!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

had no health issues, but safety in the studio was appropriately addressed

* Safety:

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

I really loved the instructor - Ron Pokrasso - both his knowledge base and philosophy. The facility is fantastic, fully equipped and well-located within the city of Florence.


* 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? ??
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? share accommodations or use Airbnb; cook in your apt. kitchen.


* 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? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* 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?
  • experiences for new techniques
* What could be improved?
  • can't think of anything
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how jet-lagged I'd be!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!