A beautiful exploration of Ireland's ecology, culture, and people! Past Review

By (National University of Ireland, Galway) - abroad from 06/19/2017 to 06/30/2017 with

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: Galway, Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a better understanding of Ireland's ecology and culture. I gained confidence in asking questions, sharing my experiences, and presenting information. It was so worthwhile!

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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.

The program lacked some organization and structure but given our small class size it gave us the flexibility to ask questions and enrich our learning experience. It was a busy course but not very academically challenging. However, I did come away from the course having learned a lot!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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? Yes

I loved the faculty, loved the students, loved the time to explore! It was an enriching experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything!


* 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? Around $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy groceries instead of eating out


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Professor
  • Field Trips
  • Presentations
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Presentation of Resources
  • Expectations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Details on accommodations (no food provided, on-campus apartments, etc.), bring field work clothes (boots, rain gear)

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

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Course Department: Environmental Sciences
Instructor: Margaret Hayes
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It wasn't very challenging but it had a lot of very relevant field trips. The teacher was very knowledgeable but lacked some organization. I participated far more than I would've in other courses since we had a very small group and were able to engage deeply with the material. We were assessed through presentations and a final journal - both were stimulating and appropriate.
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