Everything you’d hope it would be and much, much more! May 21, 2018

By (University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 05/10/2018 to 05/27/2018 with

University of Northern Iowa: Service Operations Management in Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about cultural difference just by being here. Visiting the towns around Sorrento was amazing. It was fun to compare how we do things as American to what Italians do.

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?

I would have been nice to get our rooms cleaned more often or at least clean towels every couple of days.

* 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

This program was amazing! The school/dorms were very nice, clean and safe. The people here are all very friendsly and the experience is like no other!

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Get food at the grocery story for breakfast and some lunches/dinners.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Site visits/Excursions
  • The food
* What could be improved?
  • Clean the rooms more
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing

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.