Once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would want to do again! December 15, 2018

By (University of California - Riverside) - abroad from 06/25/2018 to 07/27/2018 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: Dublin Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Mostly learned to manage my time better to balance school work with traveling and just being able to meet different people from different backgrounds was eye-opening.

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

Just because I would want to experience living and studying in other countries and with students from other schools rather than from my own. I would love to be able to stay longer too in order to fully immerse myself in the culture!

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $120
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Always make sure to bring extra US currency to exchange! Or sign up for a credit card that does not charge foreign exchange fee!!(make sure the credit card company is accepted, ex: Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • Other
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?
  • Traveling independently around the city
  • Shopping for souvenirs
  • Sightseeing
* What could be improved?
  • More pre-paid meals
  • More local student interaction
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off assistance
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring more money! Or have a credit card that doesn’t charge a fee for foreign transactions!