Study Abroad Project

Caitlyn Ching

Step 1: Study Abroad Orientation

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Step 2: Photo Contest

Step 3: Choose a Program

AU Rome Core Curriculum

Step 4: Trip Detail Worksheet

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Step 5: Overview

The city of Rome is located in the country of Italy. Italy is located in southern Europe. It is a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea. The climate is predominantly Mediterranean. There is a rich and lasting contribution to western civilization in many different areas of Italy. The terrain in Italy is mostly rugged and mountains. The south is more agricultural and the north is more industrial. People often speak Italian in Italy and there government system is an Italian republic. The capital of Italy is Rome. This is the city I would be visiting for my future study abroad. This country is very famous for good food and wine the country is visited by millions of tourist every year and is home to 61,855,120 people. Family and religion is the center of Italy over 87% of Italians are Christians part of the Roman Catholic. Tourism is very popular in Italy because of the culture enriching experience lots of historical buildings and sculptures are found within the country. The economy is divided into a developed industrial north and agricultural south. They use the Euro in Italy as the national form of currency. Industries include tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles and more. Agricultural includes fruits, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, beef, fish and more fresh products. Majority of the economy comes from the industry and services. There are few natural hazards in Italy regional risk includes landslides, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and flooding. There is significant volcanic activity near the Sicilian villages. This is one of the issues to be aware of when traveling it Italy.

Step 6: Budget Worksheet

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Step 7: Scholarship

Gilman-Scholarship: The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.


Phi Kappa Phi: The Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Step 8: Statement of Purpose

Extra Credit

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I went to the financial study abroad workshop on November 11th; at the workshop we worked through the different study abroad options. There was an informational prezi filled with lots of information but because I was the only student who attended the workshop that day I got a one on one budgeting workshop for my future study abroad location. I chose the Rome core curriculum AU facilitated study abroad for my project. I’m still not positive on where I want to go and what I want to do with my future so I figured this was a good start. During the workshop we looked at the program price, excisions, housing, food, extra fees and much more. This gave me a different prospective of study abroad. They explained tuition and program cost based of semester/summer study abroad opportunities. Study abroad programs are about the same price as a semester at Auburn, which surprised me. We also discussed scholarships and current loans and how they may still apply to a different school during a study abroad. Another option we looked at is the money matters tab on the auburn abroad website. This tab has information about scholarships for specific study abroad opportunities and internships. I thought the workshop was very informational and personal to what the student want in a study abroad experience. They advisors were very helpful and answered all my questions about funding my future trip!