Political immersion Past Review

By (Susquehanna University) - abroad from 05/16/2012 to 05/31/2012 with

Amizade: Northern Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Extremely. Peace is a process that takes time and energy, a level of dedication that outweighs conflict, revenge, and self-rigteousness.

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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:

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 pounds


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Other
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?
  • Youth Works
  • Cutlure
  • The Northern Coast
* What could be improved?
  • lunch options (no packed lunches)
  • more time at the youth centers
  • interaction with Queens University
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More behind what sparked the conflict, what each side was originally fighting for.