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UGA Cortona - Maymester Science & Art History : Reviews (Cortona)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
The staff was extremely thorough in orientation. All tiny little details and questions were addressed which was appreciated!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Orientation materials were accurate and useful!

 

Roy Edward Powell, Maymester 2017 Participant
Once in Cortona, I realized that the orientation sessions had prepared me to become a part of Cortona life seamlessly.

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Extremely safe and comfortable!

 

Nisha Shetty, Maymester 2017 Participant
I felt very safe at all times

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
I was amazed by the safety that UGA was able to provide to students.

 

Ashley Elizabeth Lall, Maymester 2016 Participant
Dr. York and Dr. Pierce were the best professors I have had!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
I really enjoyed the classes we took and all of the professors made it very enjoyable.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
These classes were very interesting and the teachers were all very educated and invested in what they were teaching

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
The classes were great and really educational while also being fun!

 

Emely Staycie Sandres, Maymester 2016 Participant
The professors were very knowledgable, very approachable, friendly, and they made learning enjoyable. Their teaching style was unique - I liked how we had to present what we learned and learning through other students' presentations.

 

Dwain Paul Chambers, Maymester 2017 Participant
All 3 professors were great and assigned reasonable amounts of work.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Was a perfect balance of challenging, but not overwhelming.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Perfect workload for amount of time spent abroad.

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
I LOVED seeing Siena and Orvieto!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
It was so much fun to travel where we did and that we had one weekend off to travel where we wanted!!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
I enjoyed each location chosen for excursions and site visits. i loved how cortona was such a small city but I enjoyed seeing the bigger, more touristy towns as wel!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
The places were very beautiful as well.

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Great coordination of field trips and excursions.

 

Emely Staycie Sandres, Maymester 2016 Participant
I liked that we were able to visit all the places that I really wanted to see.

 

William Jessie Walker, Maymester 2016 Participant
All field trips were amazing. Siena, Orvieto, Rome, Florence, all amazing.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
So amazing!!!

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
The housekeeping service by the angels was awesome!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
It was cleaned every day.

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Modern and up to date housing!

 

Emely Staycie Sandres, Maymester 2016 Participant
The Angels were the best! They were so sweet and always left things clean for us.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
The angels were wonderful!!

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Great meals that were versatile for everyone!

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
I loved the Thursday night wine tastings!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Loved the wine dinner and tastings!

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Cortona's locals were nice and always willing to teach us about the culture and lifestyle!

 

William Jessie Walker, Maymester 2016 Participant
I loved interacting with the locals.

 

Dwain Paul Chambers, Maymester 2017 Participant
Loved the Cortonese.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
I loved the freedom we had to spend time as we pleased in Cortona and our other cities.

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
Chris was great in always providing details and information about the program and answering any questions we had.

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Program staff was great and really helpful! They were always able to answer our questions and get us help!

 

William Jessie Walker, Maymester 2016 Participant
Staff were amazing

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
The staff was very effective and alert about needs!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
An experience like this is invaluable!

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Great cost for such an amazing experience!

 

Emely Staycie Sandres, Maymester 2016 Participant
Definitely worth the cost.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Considering this trip by myself would have cost way more than I paid, I would say this program is a great value.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Such a wonderful experience that truly was worth the cost

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
I loved this program and would definitely recommend it to others!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
AMAZING PROGRAM!!!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Hands down best experience of my life

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
This program was by far my best UGA experience! The program exceeded my expectations!

 

William Jessie Walker, Maymester 2016 Participant
I was looking forward to the trip more than everything. It ended up exceeding my expectations more than I could ever dream. The trip of a lifetime for sure.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Was so much cooler, more enriching, and more fun than I had ever imagined

 

Ryan Landrum Langston, Maymester 2017 Participant
I really enjoyed my time in Italy.

 

Lindsay Jeanann Leiner, Maymester 2017 Participant
AMAZING LIFE EXPERIENCE :)

 

Roy Edward Powell, Maymester 2017 Participant
The Cortona Science Maymester went above and beyond my expectations of the trip. I am very thankful for the experience.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
This program was exceptional, and I am so glad that it was offered. It is one of the very few programs that are catered to science students. This was the only program I found for science in Europe. As a science student, I really appreciated that this program allowed me to study in an amazing place and still fit with my program of study which is very hard to find in a study abroad. I did not have to give up a whole fall or spring semester from my multitude of required upper level science credit, so the timing was great. And the classes offered fit perfectly with my requirements, so the time was only beneficial.

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
Thank you to the Cortona team and my professors for such a memorable and fun experience.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Overall the program was great!! I made wonderful friends and memories that I never would have been able to if I didn't go on this study abroad trip. I'm very thankful to have had this opportunity and experience.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
I can't emphasize enough how incredible this program was!

 

William Jessie Walker, Maymester 2016 Participant
Loved the trip overall!

 

Roy Edward Powell, Maymester 2017 Participant
I would go back in a heartbeat.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
This study abroad was definitely one of the best college experiences I have had so far! I really recommend it to anyone who not only wants to earn class credit, but also see a beautiful country, meet others, and make memories that will honestly last for a lifetime!

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
Advice for future participants: relax and enjoy yourself on the trip! Some people got really stressed out about the assignments and the coursework, but you have to keep everything in perspective and take advantage of your time abroad. You are there to study, but you're also there to experience the culture and relax...so enjoy it!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
This is such a good science program! And the art we saw is amazing!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Everyone should have this experience.

 

Charmi Prakash Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
This program is definitely once-in-a-lifetime experience because I am most likely never going to visit Cortona or stay there for 20 days. Getting exposed to the culture with some amazing people, who I now call my family, was just a wonderful experience.

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
Never shut down this program! This program was perfect!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Advice for future participants: Have fun. You are in Italy, so go explore a little.

 

Linsey Alane Bergstrom, Maymester 2017 Participant
Make sure you get cash immediately! Most places in Cortona will not take credit cards. Bring warm clothes, but also clothes for summer. It heats up pretty quickly in Italy. If you are on the science program, make sure you have enough appropriate and comfortable clothes for visiting the churches.

 

Lindsay Jeanann Leiner, Maymester 2017 Participant
Cortona was the perfect place to study abroad!!!

 

Roy Edward Powell, Maymester 2017 Participant
Take advantage of every minute you have. The more time you spend experiencing Italy, the more rewarding the experience will be. Also, consider learning a little Italian.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Go for it and really try to make it the best experience of your life! Talk to everyone on the group, don't just make one group and stick with them. Talk to new people including the locals and be open to new foods, new traditions, etc.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
The Cortona Science Maymester is truly an extraordinary experience.

 

Kathryn Brooke Crawford, Maymester 2016 Participant
As a science major, I strongly recommend this program. This is the only UGA study abroad program that offers a science course and I would take full advantage of this opportunity! It was an awesome experience and I would do it all over again if I could. I have fallen in love with Cortona and can't wait to return someday.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
"The art of science within an international perspective."

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Im a senior at UGA, and going to Cortona to study abroad was by far the best experience of my college career. I am so grateful to have this experience and I hope that students can enjoy this program for many years to come!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Studying in Cortona is the perfect study abroad experience. You have the chance to meet so many new people, learn about the Italian culture, and study while living in such a beautiful town.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
I went into the program not knowing anyone and came out with so many close friends! It was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed the program. I would 10/10 recommend for science majors!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
This program provided me with so much more than an academic experience. I made so many new friends and memories during my time in Cortona that I never would have if I didn't decide to go on a study abroad trip.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Definitely worth it.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
The memories I made on the Cortona Study Abroad Program were some of the happiest memories I have, and ones which I will cherish forever.

 

Charmi Prakash Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
"Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away."

 

Krishna Yogesh Patel, Maymester 2016 Participant
The location, the food, the housing, the people, and the entire experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am glad I experienced. Cortona was everything I needed and more!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
This is an amazing study aboard program. I highly recommend it for science majors.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
This trip was life changing! I did not realize how much I was going to learn during the three weeks. Even with all the classes we were able to explore and enjoy Italy!

 

Katie Andrea Skrada, Maymester 2016 Participant
Study abroad has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life, I highly encourage everyone to try and take a course abroad!

 

William Jessie Walker, Maymester 2016 Participant
The Science Maymester was the trip of a lifetime. It was incredible to learn about both science and art history in a country filled with so much rich history. The Maymester is unfortunately the only science study abroad for premed students offered through UGA, which I hope in the future will be changed! This program gave me the trip of a lifetime, and I could not be happier to have gone. I highly recommend the Science Maymester to all premed UGA students, as it provides a new, stimulating environment to both learn and grow as an individual.

 

Devon Anais Weatherford, Maymester 2016 Participant
"He who does not travel does not know the value of men." – Moorish proverb

 

Linsey Alane Bergstrom, Maymester 2017 Participant
This was one of the best experiences of my entire life. Learning about the Italian culture, meeting new people, and traveling to beautiful places made May the best month of my life. There isn't a single thing I would change about that trip.

 

Dwain Paul Chambers, Maymester 2017 Participant
Overall, the Science Maymester program was an invaluable experience with both the cultural and academic aspects anyone could want in a study abroad program

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Great experience.

 

Lindsay Jeanann Leiner, Maymester 2017 Participant
Cortona was the perfect place to study abroad! Nothing better than relaxing and exploring in the hills of Tuscany with fun excursions to Siena, Florence, and Rome! 10 out of 10 recommend!!

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
I had the adventure of a lifetime, and I absolutely fell in love with Italy!

 

Roy Edward Powell, Maymester 2017 Participant
The Cortona Science Maymester will change the way to see the world. Guaranteed.

 

Nisha Shetty, Maymester 2017 Participant
I thought this trip was going to be an average study abroad, but boy was I wrong! I loved every single minute of my trip and would recommend it to anyone. Not only did I see Italy in three weeks, but I made 40 great friends. As an upcoming junior, I would have to say that this is one of the best college experiences I've had so far! Thank you for a great experience UGA OIE.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
The UGA Science Maymester is one of the best experiences of my life. The teachers are great! The setting is amazing! The amount of time allotted for each class and city is perfect! I couldn't have been given a better experience of Italy!

 

Sydney Kathryn Smith, Maymester 2017 Participant
This was a great program and I would do it over again if given the chance. I had a great time learning about the culture of Italy through classes and trips. The staff was great and I made some great friends!! This is a trip I will remember always.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
"A Great Opportunity to Enhance your College Experience!!"