It taught me to appreciate the little conveniences in life. Past Review

By (Indiana University - Bloomington) - abroad from 01/22/2012 to 05/13/2012 with

Wells College: Florence Study Abroad Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to appreciate life and relax and go with the flow. It was the best experience of my life and I wish I could go back and start again!

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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? No


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? plan trips early


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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?
  • Getting to experience different food, architecture, and people
* What could be improved?
  • Safety could have been better improved.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would of known that you can apply straight through Lorenzo de Medici and pay half the price. It was a very expensive program and I'm sure it was worth double the cost of just going straight through LDM and letting them find your apartment.