Country Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/01/2014 to 12/20/2014 with

Arcadia: Galway - National University of Ireland, Galway

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to listen and learn and look

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Required to enroll in 6 courses in Galway, the equivalent of 4 courses in Ireland

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?


* Food:

You cook

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • small group
* What could be improved?
  • home stay for longer?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that people don't speak irish