ACD a life changing and memorable experience Past Review

By (Lynn University) - abroad from 01/17/2011 to 05/12/2011 with

American College Dublin: Irish Language & Culture Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This was a life changing experience for me. I recommend any student who wants to study abraod to study at ACD in Ireland. Our living arrangements are amazing, surrounded by places to eat, go out, and walk to school. You are likly to make friends with people you will continue to keep in touch with. ACD professors understand that you are here to study and explore so they do not slam you with homework. All in all an AMAZING experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My host was extremely friendly and helpful. When we arrived he showed us around the city and checked on us periodically to make sure we were enjoying our time in Dublin. If we ever had an issues or questions he was always there to help or for answers.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The apartment that we were set up with was amazing! It was located in Dubin City Center, just minutes away from grocery stores, shopping and the University.

* Food:

Considering Dublin is a city there are a variety of places to eat everywhere you turn. Cafes, resturants, fast food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I really enjoyed the Irish culture. I did a lot of traveling while I was studying abraod and Ireland remained my favorite country. The Irish are extremely nice and helpful to tourist and vistors!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Its a very safe city, I never felt that I was in any type of danger.

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)

Considering I spent such a long period of time in Dublin, I did a lot of travelling as well eating out a lot of restaurants to get the best of my experience. It is manageable to live here on a student budget.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent a good amount because I ate out a lot, but you have a full kitchen in which you can buy grocies and eat at home which saves a lot of money


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Dublin City-The Irish culture and mantality
  • Social Aspect
  • The tours
* What could be improved?
  • I have no improvements it was all amazing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I was prepared well.