An amazing two week trip to divulge into a new culture. Past Review

By (Theatre, Plymouth State University) - abroad from 01/03/2015 to 01/17/2015 with

American College Dublin: Irish Language & Culture Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot from the new experience and also from the administration of ACD that took time out of their personal lives to help us.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Colum Cronin went out of his way to give us the most culturally rich and exciting time possible. I believe without him and his help we would not of enjoyed our time as much as we did. Having someone like Colum touring us around and being there for us was extremely helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Colum was able to take us to places that the locals hang out, rather than just tourist attractions.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

We did not come into contact with any health issues

* 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)

I had my parents helping me with additional costs so I cannot speak on behalf of a students budget.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? We went on many excursions so with travel and food and fees, $50-$75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Spend money on excursions instead of buying souvenirs.


* 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? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Irish culture
  • Learning through an Irish point of view (Colum Cronin)
  • Life is short
* What could be improved?
  • The class.
  • Incorporating Irish culture into the class more.
  • Learning from Irish proffessors
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how cold it was going to be at home and to pack big sweaters!

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.