The summer classes, we're less than stellar. I had had previous classes for Illustration and had hoped t further my artistic mediums and skills but it's hard to do that when you are copying a figure form a book cause that's all the teacher had us do. Least not till the last day…and even that was a very painful and long day of being told what to draw. Other student were typically 10-30 minutes late, if they showed up at all. Traveling was the only fun part of being over there and that was a weekend activity. At least we had three day weekends….
The school gave us some travel options through FlorenceForFun but I went on trip to Venice and it was horribly disorganized and the older tour guide was a bit rude to Americans so later me and my friends set up a few weekends with BusToAlps and got a better deal, tour guides our age, and much better planning.
The apartment was not air-conditioned which took a long time to get used to. I started sleeping with a frozen water bottle at night cause it was the only way to peacefully sleep.
I won't say this was a bad trip, just i was influence by many negative factors coming into the country that led to my overall negative mood. I was without luggage for a week and we had no fans on the most hottest week of unusual weather they'd seen. And i admit i was terribly homesick and fed up by the end of that week and classes let me down in their content. I appreciated ally he culture and history Florence had to offer, it was just harder for me to appreciate it after my expectations of school let me down. It's definitely a different experience and something I think everyone should feel, be that on vacation or study abroad.
Just make sure you know what content is in the classes before you decide on anything. I'm sue they're more strict during the school year but it was far too lax and far to uncaring for me to enjoy school there.