Just like a Storybook Ending February 21, 2019

By (Lasell College) - abroad from 09/10/2018 to 12/15/2018 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: Dublin Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Dublin lived up to its storybook expectations. In a city riddled with literature, art, and history there was never a dull moment. Through interning, studying, and exploring the city I was able to become culturally competent and aware. CAPA made sure those studying through the program had the support and guidance they needed, along with exciting excursions and opportunities only offered to us! All of the aspects of studying in Ireland through CAPA makes me want to go back in a heartbeat.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Hayley and Susanne made sure everyone felt comfortable and at home. The weekly tea sessions are something I miss dearly.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Griffith Residence Halls were extremely clean and safe.

* Food:

Meal plans were optional at Griffith and I opted out.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

At all times I felt extremely safe and comfortable in my host city.

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

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? 100 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring more than you are anticipating.

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
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?
  • Location
  • Internship
* What could be improved?
  • Meal plan
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much I was going to miss the program and Dublin.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Global Cities

Course Department: CAPA
Instructor: Darren Kelly
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This class went above and beyond what was expected. Darren made sure in this class we fully immersed ourselves into the culture and neighborhoods of Dublin. Classes consisted of walking through the streets of Dublin and exploring the culture around us.
Credit Transfer Issues: