It was an amazing experience, teaching me a lot about new cultures. Past Review

By (Iowa State University) - abroad from 06/10/2016 to 07/10/2016 with

American College Dublin: Irish Language & Culture Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got to experience different country and it was phenomenal.

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.

Great classes and Great learning environment.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Advisor was wonderful, and very knowledgeable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The residence was great, I got to meet people from all across the world.

* Food:

Food was great!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt very integrated within culture but also cultures around Europe.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

The overall experience was well rounded and great.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 euro on food and another 50 on other things.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Find a cheap place you like for lunch. Eat free meals if you can.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* 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?
  • The Irish culture
  • The cliffs of Moher
  • Touring around Ireland
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How great of an experience it was, I would have been less nervous.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.