Beyond Amazing! Past Review

By (Utica College) - abroad from 01/07/2008 to 05/16/2008 with

American College Dublin: Irish Language & Culture Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I loved ACD I felt that even though the school was small it was a wonderful experience. I had the best time of my life and made some amazing friends. I learned that I loved to travel and that I love being abroad thanks to this study abroad trip. I gained great friends and a sense of happiness! I love Ireland and I love the culture and the city. I wish I could go back and study there! Party's are great, food is awesome, he country is beautiful, and people are wonderful! What more could you ask for!

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Fantastic! Super helpful, very caring and always willing to help. Everything was made very easy and that made me feel more comfortable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

When I lived in Dublin I really enjoyed where I lived! I lived with two other girls and it was amazing. I had a great time living with them and the apartment we had was wonderful as well

* Food:

The food in Ireland is great! I loved going out and trying different types of food. My favorite was the fish and chips!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt very integrated thanks to Colum and his team! He made sure we had the chance to experience everything.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe! The staff always informed us if things were going wrong, but overall I felt more safe here than in my home town!

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 struggled a bit with money because I didn't know very good money saving skills. I still managed to get by and was able to buy everything I needed and do things I wanted to do!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I cooked at home a lot so maybe like 20 euros a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Before you decide on going, I would recommend to save up some money and work before you go.


* 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?

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  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Classes
  • Meeting new people and the staff!
  • The school taking us on trips to see wonderful sights
* What could be improved?
  • Apartments could be closer to the school
  • That's about it
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have saved more money so that I could travel more frequently. I wish I would have known to take my time and enjoy the little moments because they end so quickly.

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.