It was very fantastic! September 03, 2019

By (Trinity University) - abroad from 09/10/2018 to 05/20/2019 with

Arcadia: Dublin - University College Dublin

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I understood that there is more to this world than the US and so the program has give me the want to explore more.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The courses I took were very hard, but also very rigorous and interesting at the same time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was so beautiful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Fantastic housing.

* Food:

I had to cook for myself at times and so it was not the best meals

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The irish people are so welcoming and just awesome.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

There was no medical issue for me but I knew where to go and what to do at all times.

* Safety:

The dorms were pretty nice and very very safe.

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

Cause why not? LOL dublin was awesome, everyone was nice!

Finances

* 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 got a job on campus :)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 70 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Go to shopping as a group and cook as a group, you might end up saving a lot of money.

Language

* 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? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • The teaching
  • The hosts in Dublin
  • The location
* What could be improved?
  • Communication with my home university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew there were such universities in Dublin. I wouldnt have come to the US at ALL

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.