Southern Italy Opened my Eyes to the World of Traveling Past Review

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University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in Southern Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying in Southern Italy gave me a good sense of what Europe is like and better prepared me for future traveling. The trip made me want to travel more and spend more quality time in the outdoors.

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

My trip was faculty-led and the prgram leader had a great amount of knowledge about the places we visited and was very helpful in arranging actvities in Italy. He spoke the language enough to communicate and seemed very confident in his abilities, which made me feel more comfortable on the trip.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Climbing Stromboli volcano was a highlight of this trip. Experiencing Italy with other UNI students was a great way to travel abroad.

* 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
  • Hotel
* 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? Only go on this trip if you don't mind getting sweaty and dirty! You hear "Italy" and think "glamorous" but this trip is more for the active person who likes the outdoors!