Florence Past Review

By (Sport Marketing, Indiana University - Bloomington) - abroad from 01/26/2015 to 05/16/2015 with

Wells College: Florence Study Abroad Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about the Italian culture and got the opportunity to travel to so many countries I would not have gone to otherwise. I can't wait to return to Florence, my new home away from home!

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.

I learned a lot from all my courses, the homework load wasn't too much so we didn't really have to stress about completing our assignments and had so much time to travel!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We had a very nice apartment in a great locatoin

* 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:

Always felt safe walking around, even late at night

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
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

I didn't take Italian while abroad but everyone who did said there was no english used during the class

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
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Class schedule
* What could be improved?
  • The travel agency they use
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how many other Americans would be there, and so many American girls!