My Experience in Dublin Past Review

By (Psychology, Loras College) - abroad from 01/05/2015 to 05/31/2015 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?
Yes it was worth while.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I really enjoyed McG's classes! They were so applicable to our time abroad and really added to the experience!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was really generous of IADT to organize a trip to Belfast for us.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I got lucky with one of the better apartments as it was mold free for the most part.

* Food:

I loved getting to try international food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The internship was where I experienced the most cultural integration - I enjoyed it.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I visited the doctor for a bad cold and it went smoothly with the Loras Insurance.

* Safety:

I always felt safe.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $7,000
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you know you want to study abroad - start saving.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?
  • Being able to travel
  • Going with Loras students and staff
  • Being in an English speaking country
* What could be improved?
  • The housing
  • More research into internship locations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I felt pretty prepared for this program. A lot of what I learned was just growing and developing as a person.

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.