Fun, amazing, and liberating experience Past Review

By (Marketing., Bentley University) - abroad from 01/28/2013 to 05/18/2013 with

American College Dublin: Irish Language & Culture Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Independence, new friends, perspective. Definitely worthwhile and recommended

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great location, sub par living arrangements, land lord was difficult to deal with

* 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:

Stabbing occurred right outside of our apartment, but otherwise felt very safe most of the time. Obviously would never travel alone

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)

Spent more money than anticipated

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About 500 euros per week?-- Total of almost 10,000
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't go shopping.... Don't eat out at restaurants Only bring cash out to the bar or club so you can't overspend


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Integration with local students
  • Housing location
  • City itself
* What could be improved?
  • Housing condition
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had gone with at least one friend

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.