Study Abroad...Life Changing Experience Past Review

By (History, California State University - Fresno) 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 is something that I will remember for the rest of my life.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything was gereat.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I wanted to live with either Americanstudents but as well with Italian students. The night life was amazing. Young, old, and families are out at night. The only thing that we spent money on was food, going out and personal items.

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

so many memeories from Rome to Pisa to Sorrento, etc...but the best was when I was there for the Soccer World Cup 2010!!!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

remember what your parents tell you and you will be find (walk in a group...etc). And the program site will tell you more information.

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?

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Study! Do it!! It will change your mind and you will learn and find yourself.