Amazing time abroad February 19, 2018

By (SCM & BDA, Arizona State University) - abroad from 09/11/2017 to 12/16/2017 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: Dublin Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of experience in my field and built stronger cultural competence.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Going to Dublin was by far the best experience I have ever had throughout my college career. First, my internship was with a great well-known company, Ingersoll Rand. This company provided me with a lot of practical knowledge in the field of Supply Chain Management. They really cared about my growth in the and made sure that they educated me properly about how Ingersoll Rands supply chain works. Also, They helped me get an internship with IR once I got back to the United States. Now, my overall experience living in Ireland was absolutely spectacular. I made friend with so many people from the US and from all around the world. We had plenty of opportunities to learn about the history of Dublin from Darren (one of CAPAs program leads); which is one of the most fascinating and interesting historical stories I have ever learned about. Also, I recommend interacting with students that are from Europe instead of those from America. You should really try and immerse yourself in the European culture.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Darren, Sussane, and Hayley were some of the kindest and warm-hearted people I have ever met. Make sure to ask Hayley to teach you a few phrases in Irish.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Its normal dorm life

* Food:

Great Pub food and great diversity of food styles

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I embraced the culture with open arms

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I personally never had to use the health care issues

* Safety:

I was never afraid to walk the streets. Very safe city.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I had a great time and now I can travel around the world and have a friend anywhere I go

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)

you just have to learn to actually budget its hard when you first get into the city, but once you get adjusted and stop going out all the time you wont spend nearly as much money $50-100 a week on food

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? if you go out look for student discounts

Language

* 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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • FOOD
  • Program advisors
  • City
* What could be improved?
  • Cost
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing, I felt fully prepared for my whole trip

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.