Chad Dad is the best. 10/10 would recommend. Best 3 weeks of my life! Past Review

By (University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 04/14/2016 to 06/03/2016 with

University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in Southern Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I had never been abroad and I didnt want to go for a whole semester. 3 weeks was perfect and Chad is awesome. He knows everything about this trip.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

All was perfect except housing in Catania. That was absolutely disgusting and filthy. Would not recommend anyone staying there.

* Food:

Alot of the food was frozen and heated back up again. I did not expect that from Italy. Gelato was amazing.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Was given bottled water when we were not allowed to drink the water.

* Safety:

Remind girls to always be aware of surroundings and hold bag tight in Rome!

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)

N/A: I only had to pay for my shopping expenses but the food was reasonably priced.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? The whole trip, I spent around $1000. I did make big purchases on the last day for shopping.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • the views
  • group meals and wine
  • friendships
* What could be improved?
  • dont go to Catania
  • Traveling 3 days in a row is hard and tiring.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Give yourself more time off after the trip because of jet lag. It takes about 10 days to recover if not more.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.