The Greatest Summer Adventure! March 07, 2019

By (University of Georgia) - abroad from 05/13/2018 to 06/22/2018 with

Study Abroad Europe: Florence - Semester, Summer and Short Term Programs at Florence University of the Arts

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I met the most amazing people, traveled all over Europe, and created memories that will last a life time. I have never laughed more or had more fun than I did on this trip. My friends and I wish we could go back and do it all over again every day.

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?

* Safety:

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

SAI made studying at Florence University of the Arts SO easy. I loved being based in Florence and getting to experience the culture and Italian way of life.

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? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save, save, save before you go! It's not very expensive to travel around Europe which is great, but things can add up.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Location
  • Adventure
  • Freedom
* What could be improved?
  • Transfer credit options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how fast it was going to fly by. 6 weeks abroad might sound like a long time, but it's not nearly enough!