Educational and exciting ! Past Review

By (Utah Valley University) - abroad from 05/01/2012 to 06/01/2012 with

Utah Valley University: Traveling - Art History

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely worth while! I learned so much about art and early European culture, it was incredible!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Professor Steve Buhl was a wonderful instructor and was a invaluable resource on this trip!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The hotel were nice but our hotel in Florence was not very clean, we were there two weeks and the sheets were never cleaned!

* Food:

The pre arranged food was hit and miss each night! I would have much preferred to choose my own dinner each night even if it ment additional cost.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

A great cultural experience! Learned more Italian and learned so much about the great people that live there.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe and never worried about my 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)

We were well prepared for expenses abroad!

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50-75 USD per week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Take snacks to eat! It makes your spending much less and makes sure you have something from home when you're home sick!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Artworks seen
  • Culture
  • Food and drinks we had
* What could be improved?
  • Food with in the program
  • Hotel cleanliness
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That you needed more preparation for outdoor camping in Europe ;)