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4.45 / 5 based on 12 reviews
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amy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, private institution
Dickenson in Italy
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
my italian SHOULD have been better. the problem was that i lived with four other americans and all my classes were in english so i spoke english all the time.
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amy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, private institution
Dickenson in Italy
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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amy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, private institution
Dickenson in Italy
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
none
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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amy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, private institution
Dickenson in Italy
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
i wish that i would have forced myself to speak more italian.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
dickinson has an awesome program. they take care of everything but at the same time you have a feeling of independence . this was one of the best years of my life!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
speak italian, go to the student travel agancy for cheap flights, have fun!
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amy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, private institution
Dickenson in Italy
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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amy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, private institution
Dickenson in Italy
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
it was confortable, had a great location and i loved the girls i lived with
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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