Different from what I expected. Past Review

By (Film/Cinema/Video Studies., Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/03/2014 to 12/13/2014 with

Boston University: Dublin - Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to live with a large group of girls and not go insane. I also learned to not have specific expectations when going to a foreign country because those expectations can be totally superficial. And overall, yes, I think it was worth it.

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.

* 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? No


* 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-$200


* 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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The internship
  • The city
  • The opportunity to travel around Europe
* What could be improved?
  • The living situation
  • The intern ship placements
  • The transportation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To make plans to travel BEFORE meeting friends, because the financial situation and the travel goals of each individual is different. I wish I had had the opportunity to travel by myself to places I wanted to go specifically, instead of accommodating to other people's wants and needs.

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!