It was eye-opining in regards to other countries' opinion on the US Past Review

By (Creative Writing and International Studies, Loras College) - abroad from 01/17/2012 to 04/17/2012 with

IADT - Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology: Dun Laoghaire - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
To appreciate the people in my life and make time for them.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Institute of Art Design and Technology
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? No clue
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't catch taxis. Be open to trying new food that might be cheaper.


* 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
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Being in another country.
  • Interacting with the people.
  • Being in another country in general.
* What could be improved?
  • The level of independence.
  • The degree of challenge.
  • The integration into the community.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it would be so similar and so much simpler and slower pace of living.

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.