Studying in Italy was one of the best times I have ever had- the whole experience filled my heart! Past Review

By (Fine Art, University of Nevada – Las Vegas) for

USAC Italy: Viterbo - Intensive Italian Language, History, and the Arts

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience brought me some of the greatest gifts- from the locals who became good friends, to the beauty of the culture, to the art, to the architecture, to the wonderful food, and all the history. There was something new to learn every day. Something new to experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The teachers and the host university were exceptionally inviting and experienced!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Absolutely respectful friendly and welcoming! Very organized and responsible.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with an Italian girl in an amazingly beautiful old Apt. in a nice part of the city! I still dream of going back there today. Living with a local was one of the best experiences. i felt like I was living in the culture and not just visiting it.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

love this country and its people!

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

My Italian teacher was great! Very patient, and if you are a fast learner like I am, she was accommodating to that as well.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Become friends with the local Italians- those of us that did had the most fullfilling experiences!