Significant Life Experience Past Review

By (psychology, University of North Florida) for

Umbra Institute: Perugia - Direct Enrollment in Semester, Summer or Academic Year Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The experience was 100% worth while. I plan to travel abroad again one day. Because of this trip I can't wait to see the rest of the world.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Anyone in the school was willing to help with travel plans, travel advise, or even with the culture within the city. Majority of the apartments were really nice and well spread out so if you visited friends you got to see different parts of the city.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Weekly events helped you to meet either other Americans in the program or local Italians. I'm still very close with friends I met during the program and they live across the country.

* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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? Take in all that you can. Travel as much as possible and take advantage of all the opportunities that become available. There are things I wish I could go back and do, but what I did do I wouldn't change for anything.