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The American University of Rome

18 Languages Reviews
3.70 / 5 based on 109 reviews
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Vanv
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
The American University of Rome
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
At the university, all you need is Italian, unless you want to be part of the Italian crowd which, I dont suggest (well, if you like riding around in Mercedes and talking Via Condotti shopping) Out side it was ok, although the Italians dont mesh well with the Americans, it was kind of embarrassing being stared at for being an outsider. If you know the language, your ok but if not only the local pizza place might give you a break, no more than that though. Dont expact to make a lot of local friends-they dont want to mesh with you.
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ladymissheather
Seton Hall University, South Orange, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, Independent
The American University of Rome
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Italian
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
I minored in Italian so I had some background but living there is the best way to learn the language because there are many people that don't speak English and you are forced to communicate in Italian--which I thought was good. Once in a while there were times when I had trouble communicating.
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Laura
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, United States
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
The American University of Rome
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The university administrators communicate only in English or Italian. The staff is very diverse though, so many languages should be available. In the country, you can survive without learning Italian, however it will greatly increase your experience there.
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mattymatty
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Urban and Regional Planning, Undergraduate, Independent
The American University of Rome
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
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Personal comments
In the University only English is spoken, althought there is the opportunity to interact with Italians and some Germans. Italians are very nice and are happy to see any effort to speak their language.
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Melissa
Western New England College, Springfield, MA, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Independent
The American University of Rome
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: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Everyone was really great in helping me learn. Even the natives in the neighborhood I lived in assisted me with my verbs, pronunciation, and overall language skills.
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Lea
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, International Studies Abroad
The American University of Rome
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: Did not speak it
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had no knowledge of Italian when I got there. Living in the city and talking to people was the way I learned mosto f my Italian skills
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