Limerick-- a poetic term for a reason Past Review

By (Carroll College) - abroad from 05/23/2012 to 06/13/2012 with

AIFS: Limerick - University of Limerick

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made a lot of different people, not only from Ireland but also friends from different places around the US.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The summer program is great! Attend class for 5 hours, 4 times a week and then getting immeresed in the culture and history that you were learning! about!!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The Universiy of Limerick was such a great place. The people were all so very helpful but i had a few issues with my transcripts even after i had talked to the director of international programs specifically before I left Ireland.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing is amazing!! Cappavilla has really nice appartment style rooms each with its own ensuite bath. In the summer they even provided us breakfast and housekeeping services.

* Food:

The food was amazing. We got vouchers to spend at a few of the campus restaurants. The only thing better than the food was the service we got at the Stable's Club!!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

The university was overall fairly safe and Limerick seemed to be a safe nice city to be in.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

It was pretty easy to live in a students budget but most of my money was spent on going out to the pubs and discos or buying little souviners.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 125 euro


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The classes
  • The living arrangement
* What could be improved?
  • The way that they help once you have left the university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that there was not a lot of native students around campus and that we were not taking classes with the native students but other international students, who were mainly American.