Semester In Limerick, Ireland: Best Academic and Cultural Experience! Past Review

By (Elementary Education, Keene State College) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Extremely. I loved every minute of it. I was able to grow in ways I didn't think possible, just from this one experience. I can't wait to go back!

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.

The workload was not as intense as my home university which helped me manage my time for traveling which was amazing!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Having a village coordinator was extremely helpful whenever I needed assistance in anything. Also, I kept in contact with my orientation leader who helped me with many academic questions. The international office was also always available when I needed them.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Since there was no dining commons, I had to purchase my own groceries at the store. The groceries were much more expensive then I thought they would be.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The trip to Cork was awesome! I loved Blarney Castle. Also, I thought that it was great that the program provided transportation, dinner, and other attraction vouchers for a Dublin trip that we were able to plan on our own time.

* 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


* 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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students