By (University of California - San Diego / UCSD) - abroad from 06/30/2017 to 08/04/2017 with

UC San Diego Global Seminars: Rome - Revelle in Rome: Humanities 3

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Independence and courage!

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.

Really academically rigorous in terms of the amount of reading and material!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Loved Diego and the ISA staff! Amazing.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?


* Food:

Best food of my life.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?


* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Really good.

* 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)

Expensive! Important to budget and cook meals to save $$$.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? At least 100 euro a week!
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook and eat breakfast at home! Buy groceries and cook some meals, also don't fall for tourist trap restaurants that charge a lot of money!


* 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

A lot! Very important to learn Italian in Italy!

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? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? English
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Practice in advanced!

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?
  • Amazing because of the people
  • Food and culture
  • Living abroad.
* What could be improved?
  • AC in the apartment unit!
  • More free time!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More recommendations of restaurants!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Literature
Instructor: Jed
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very good course! Teacher was amazing super knowledgable and prepared.
Credit Transfer Issues: nope