Sarah Ruth (sarahruth) wrote in uw,
Sarah Ruth

Studying Abroad?

Does anyone have anything to say about the creative writing program that the english department offers in Rome during the summer? I'm going to be studying abroad in London spring quarter, but I'm looking to get a broader sense of Europe so extending my stay and traveling elsewhere might be a good idea. I'm a writer, and goodness knows I love Italy.

However! My roommate went on a different Rome trip this summer. She ran into some of the creative writing students, and she tells me that they hated the program. Apparently, too much was demanded of them, to a point where they could not enjoy their surroundings at all. Classes were held all day, and their assignments had them writing in the evenings. Can anyone confirm or deny this for me?

Alternatively, does anyone know of any good UW sponsored summer programs in Europe? Or maybe even elsewhere in the world (I say Europe since I'll already be in the UK come summer)? While I'm not afraid of being dropped off in the middle of a non-english speaking country, I would need a program with classes taught in english. Any subject matter is awesome.
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