Location: Turin, Italy
Language of Instruction: Italian
History Year Abroad Student Views
- My Italian has improved dramatically.
- Here in Italy they leave students completely to their own devices. While the situation here has forced us to have a 'self-starter' attitude from the outset - an invaluable piece of personal development - the general lack of communication has led to significant inefficiencies and stressful situations.
- Doing a presentation on the Vietnam War in Italian was certainly an interesting experience - strangely enough, it is far more relaxing to present to a group of peers in a foreign language than it is to do so in English at Warwick!
- I feel that this year has taught me that it is actually okay in some situations to just 'go with the flow' and appreciate the idiosyncrasies of the way things turn out in life - Italy is a far cry from the UK in many aspects, and if this year has impressed anything upon me it is that that fact isn't necessarily always a downside.
- The friends I made at lectures and through mutual friends tended to be those with whom I have spent the most time this year and we have explored and travelled extensively together, both in Italy (e.g. skiing in the Alps) and elsewhere in Europe.
Please note that not all institutions are available each year, and places will be allocated on a competitive basis. Partnerships may be added or withdrawn at any time, and are always subject to availability. The institutions available each year will be posted in the preceding Autumn Term.
Year Abroad Contacts:
Professor Tim Lockley
Director of Study Abroad Programmes
Mrs Val Melling
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 22502
HistoryOffice at warwick dot ac dot uk