Once in a life time experience! Past Review

By (Music Education, University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 06/01/2012 to 06/25/2012 with

University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in Southern Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about many different cultures and how other countries have been developed/how they function now. It was soooooo worth it!

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

* 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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Apartment
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traveling with a group of UNI students.
  • Staying for an extended trip to Paris and London.
  • Unique experiences that I will remember forever.
* What could be improved?
  • Communication between the study abroad office and instructor/student assistant.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it really wasn't as structured as I thought it would be. The easy going-ness of the program and activities was relaxing and made the long days easier.