International Performance Horse training, sales, and science based research Past Review

By (Centenary College of New Jersey) - abroad from 01/25/2016 to 05/16/2016 with

AIFS: Limerick - University of Limerick

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Global competencies, overseas experiences, foreign language, a global mindset and a higher need for achievement.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Option to live with 4 people or 8 people. I chose the 8 person dorm. Great way to meet a greater amount of people while abroad.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)

Weekly walking trips to local store. Most ever spent of food 25 Euro. Groceries were much cheeper than at my home college

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 15-25 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save ahead for trips around Europe!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Mostly English. The irish language is a dying language however school at orientation did encourage to take a Irish History Class or Irish Culture class

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? fourth year Irish History
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • AIFS Director at Limerick
  • Campus buildings and their gym
  • Resources UL had available to students for research
* What could be improved?
  • Process in applying
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More information about health care abroad, class information such as credits transferring over.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Foundations Of Equine Performance

Course Department: Equine Science
Instructor: Soraya Morscher
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very informative 2 hour lecture with a 2 hour practical component. Class consists of science aspects, training, as well as sales.
Credit Transfer Issues: Counted under training the horse course classes.