A bit of the craic Past Review

By (Providence College) - abroad from 01/17/2012 to 04/28/2012 with

Boston University: Dublin - Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Lots about how to travel stress free. Learning curve was steep though

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.

Not very difficult, got what you put into it. Teachers were interesting, but some course material overlapped.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very nice lady, Mary, who would help you with anything

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Campus Residency was a pain. Too many people in one apartment and gave you fines if you ddin'e clean up to their expectations

* Food:

All on your own.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very good. You had to learn something by the end of it and they really showed you the true Ireland.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

Plenty safe

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 easily. So expensive, thats just how Dublin is. Commuting to work, food and personal expeditures would amount to over 200 a week

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy duty free booze at the airport..seriously


* 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?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Internship forced you to learn the city
* What could be improved?
  • forced random roomates, it's a pain to have to deal with that freshman year type stuff again
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go with a friend