My time abroad valuable and rewarding, but had its ups and downs August 27, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/23/2018 to 05/05/2018 with

Boston University: Dublin - Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I did learn about how to share a space with 23 other individuals, I enjoyed my time and it was worth while.

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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:

I cooked myself or went to restaurants

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt that I was very separated, due to the nature of my program. I felt closer when I went off on my own, but all my classes were not with Irish Students

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I never needed anything luckily, my only experience was a actually working with a health care company.

* Safety:

I always felt safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

Due to how Ireland is built I would choose a program that is based at Trinity college so I would be more in the center of downtown Dublin so it would be easier to just venture off- if I had the same program at trinity then I would be more likely to choose it again

Finances

* 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)

This question relies on what your budget is and you economical status and I feel that it is a rude question to ask, everyone has different budgets and $200 may be someone's budget.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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 people
  • the country
* What could be improved?
  • the scheduling
  • the administration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How the internships worked, the actual layout and schedule of classes and internship.