An experience in deed Past Review

By (Irish Studies, American College Dublin) - abroad from 01/03/2016 to 01/22/2016 with

American College Dublin: Irish Language & Culture Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Different perspective not as aggressive at the 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.

I like the teacher just wish we stayed with one professor. And less folk story more language

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

cooked dinner for us every night but usually went out after word because she did not feed is enough

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very I satisfied dark, very cold each night no heat one out let to plug in between four people over price I believed

* Food:

Eatable but not go to eat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Got and very good since of how things were run over there though the school and with the house

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Was unsure of some of the people in the house it's self

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

Living conditions need to be better


* 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)

2.5 eating out a lot and other things

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50


* 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


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Conversations

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Host Family
  • Other
* 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Teacher
  • Adventures
  • New things
* What could be improved?
  • Living space
  • Food
  • Step up of the class
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring more blankets