unforgettable July 08, 2019

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 08/27/2018 to 11/18/2018 with

University of Georgia: Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
the different culture

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.

I love my study abroad experience, I wish it was longer

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

although the rooms were big and cleaned every day the rooms get really hot in the summer and there are no AC only fans

* Food:

The food was almost always amazing

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

they well handled very well

* Safety:

I felt very safe walking alone in town

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

I really liked how they took us places to explore but I wish the program was longer so we would have more free time to explore on our own

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)

easy to stay on budget when your smart about your money

Language

* 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

they got a teacher to come in and teach Italian and professors would teach us some words during class

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?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? duolingo

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* 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?
  • traveling to different cities
  • the food
  • the friendly resadents
* What could be improved?
  • more freedom
  • make the program longer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how many free weekends we had off to plan my personal excursions better