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4.45 / 5 based on 12 reviews
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darklily828
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Dickenson in Italy
2.5/5
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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had to put forth the effort to learn the language. Going to an American university in a foreign country is problematic because you can bond with Americans and avoid learning the language.
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darklily828
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Dickenson in Italy
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because at home my parents contribute a lot more, in Italy I was the main source of income.
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
No I spent too much money
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darklily828
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Dickenson in Italy
3.8/5
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
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darklily828
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Dickenson in Italy
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known to save more money
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Make an effort to learn the language and interact with the people.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
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
Travel alot...take advantage of the closeness with our countries
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darklily828
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Dickenson in Italy
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I loved the Celtic Druid and Cafe come' te in via Oberdan. Made in Bo during the spring was a good time as well.
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darklily828
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Dickenson in Italy
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I havw already found an apartment to live in and I enjoy having my own freedom.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
They were outstanding and nine times out of ten were better than those of Italian students
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