USAC is a non-profit organization made up of 33 U.S. member universities that has provided quality and affordable study abroad programs for over 30 years. USAC currently offers programs in 26 countries at 46 program sites and provides a broad spectrum of assistance with housing, visa assistance, academics, field trips, internships, field study courses and more from the point you apply, your arrival and stay, to your transcript and re-entry.
JohnAge: 19-24MaleCharlestown, South CarolinaOverall worth it but important to note a few things to see if it's for you04/29/2016How could this program be improved?
Stop trying to make the classes so hands on, and try as best as you can to promote an independent student lifestyle for the kids in the program. It's nice that in study abroad programs the students develop strong bonds with one another, but at the same time I think it holds them back from assimilating into the local culture. It's nice that you provide students with opportunities to take dance classes and such, but the classes are mainly for USAC students. Encourage the kids to go out their and find their own things, this is the essence of studying broad and will provide the best experiences. Oh and another thing, the students should NOT be forced to take an intensive portuguese class at the beginning of the semester that counts as a credit toward their transcript. They should at least have the option to audit the class.
MichaelAge: 19-24MaleReno, NevadaUniversity of Nevada RenoLife Changing02/08/2016How could this program be improved?
Obviously no program is perfect, but flawless is not out of the question. It is tough to comment on change that I would like to see within this program. Nothing stands out to me in regards to something that needs a change or improvement, therefore, I would like to decline to comment on how this program could be improved.
JoannaAge: 25-30FemaleOaklandCalifornia State University- ChicoStudy Abroad in Viterbo02/05/2016How could this program be improved?
Stricter screening process of applicants? I shudder when I think about some of the other students who studied abroad that semester- they were very closed off and rude to the local community. The stereotypical "ugly American".