Great, minus the living situation. Past Review

By (Elementary Education, University of Maine at Orono) - abroad from 02/10/2014 to 06/01/2014 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Dublin - Semester in Dublin

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile in the sense that I will never go into a program without knowing who I am living with.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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


* 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)

Since the program did not provide meal plans it was very difficult trying to stick to a budget since I had to buy groceries and make sure I was buying every day items such as dish soap ect.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 300 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? buy a bus pass, it was the easiest way to get around and not have to pay for taxis


* 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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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • The trips around Ireland
* What could be improved?
  • the living situations
  • having more people from my school
  • having all study abroad students live together
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would not know my roommates and that they would interfere with my time studying.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.