iE-USA Study Abroad Italy
iE-USA is an amazing organization, and I couldn't have had the best experience abroad without them. I had lots of help with them throughout my year abroad, and they were very reliable and quick to... Grayden Prince
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Academic Year in Trento, Italy
Submitted by Grayden Prince - Fayetteville, NC | November 10, 2013
iE-USA is an amazing organization, and I couldn't have had the best experience abroad without them. I had lots of help with them throughout my year abroad, and they were very reliable and quick to respond whenever I had any questions or problems. Working with WEP(a partner organization) I was able to find a nice host family, and also went through the process of switching families. I felt that the organization chose my family very well and I never felt unsafe in my home situation. iE allowed me to travel within Italy to many cities, and I had a great time meeting all the other exchange students as well. While schooling depends on region and type of school, I was very happy with my academic situation and felt that I was taken care of very well at my school. I was placed in the correct year, with students my age, and I was quickly able to make lots of friends. iE gave me enough space to feel free and independent in my year abroad, but I felt that they were always a safety net that I could fall back on when needed, and it was perfect. I would highly recommend iE for many reasons, especially it's reasonable price in comparison with other programs, and the warm, intimate relationship you form with the organization itself. If you compare iE-USA with other foreign exchange organizations, it's obvious why it is the smartest option.