i can say the Dublin is another home i will one day return to Past Review

By (kinesiology, Loras College) - abroad from 01/04/2016 to 05/23/2016 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?
i gained confidence and independence i also gained a better understanding of the world. i learned to work hard and plan trips

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

i enjoyed the classes and internship

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

i loved living in Ireland and the people i met there

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

the apartment i lived in was nice for the most part. there were issues with heat and warm water and very messy roommates

* Food:

the food all over Ireland and Europe was amazing and one of my favorite parts of traveling

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

i felt like after a while working in city center i really fit in and could feel like it was home rather then just visiting

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

i didn't have any issues with healthcare. sending things that i needed when i was sick was a challenge other then that i knew where i needed to go in order to get health help

* Safety:

i felt like Dublin was very safe and i new who to call if i didn't feel safe or needed help

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

i loved living in Ireland, working in city center and meeting people from all over the world


* 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)

it was hard at first but after a few months i got used to not making money and only having a set amount to use each week

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 40 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring more then you think because food will cost you the most money and you need that everyday


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • internship
  • the people
  • the food
* What could be improved?
  • the classes we took
  • the information given before we left
  • the type of assignments
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that you can only learn so much before you leave. you will learn so much more in the first week of being abroad then a whole semester in the classroom

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!