Amazing opportunity! Would do it again if I could! Past Review

By (University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 05/15/2016 to 05/29/2016 with

University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in Southern Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Totally worthwhile! I learned how Italian culture works and how they do business. Italians live much differently than I do in the United States so it was interesting to see a much different culture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

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* Housing:

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* 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

I learned a lot from this experience. I learned about the service industry, something I feel will help me in my future, rather than just doing the capstone part of study abroad.


* 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? roughly 300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy groceries at the local market and do not always eat out.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Hanging out with my classmates
  • Dan and Kendra were a great professor/wife combo to lead us on this program
  • Being able to just experience something new
* What could be improved?
  • Living could be much closer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known more Italian to be able to better communicate with the locals.

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.