Summer Internship in Dublin - A mad bit of craic in Ireland Past Review

By (Psychology, Elmira College) for

Boston University: Dublin - Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, I met a lot of great people. I learned a lot about the culture, as well as about the place in which I interned. I also got to see a good part of the country, and definitely want to go back.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I was in an internship, I did not take any classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program was good at preparing me for life in another country. I felt well received by the EUSA faculty that picked us up from the airport, and gave us a bit of an orientation. The only weakness is that I did not end up in a career related internship like I had hoped. The experience was great, but not related to the field that I want to go into.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

There were some problems with roommates when I first moved into the apartment, but the problems resolved.

* Food:

The food was not much different from the food that we eat hear in the States, although living in the city was expensive.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Traveling to Galway was fun, I went with a group of friends and we met a group of Irish people there and hung out with them for the night at a pub. It was a mad bit of craic!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

There was one time when guys from our program got into a fight with two Irish boys. I am not sure exactly what sparked it but I know that one of the kids from our program was sent to the hospital,

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people I became friends with.
  • Getting to travel the country while i was there.
  • My boss, who was amazing.
* What could be improved?
  • It would have been easier to live closer to city center.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take advantage of the time that you have in the country where you are studying. Time flies by quickly, and if you are like me you won't want to leave.