Indepence, Integration, and Maturation Past Review

By (Wartburg College) - abroad from 09/01/2014 to 12/20/2014 with

Arcadia: Limerick - University of Limerick

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about how to become independent. The professors allow students to choose what interests them in the classes and research further. I was welcomed into many groups with Irish students and they showed me how to be Irish and what it meant. Stereotypes were proven wrong about both Irish and American culture, and I think I learned just as much about being an American as being an Irishman.

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 think the program was really fun. A lot is based on individual work and the professors give the students a lot of trust to keep up with work and find what interests them.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up as much as possible. You'll spend more money than you think.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Food
  • Classes
  • The Beauty of Ireland
* What could be improved?
  • Money predictions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save up more money

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Dr. Rachel Msetfi
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: