I wouldn't change my study abroad experience for the world! Past Review

By (Speech and Hearing Science, George Washington University) - abroad from 08/27/2015 to 12/19/2015 with

IES Abroad: Dublin Direct Enrollment - Trinity College Dublin

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a new perspective on the world, more knowledge in my field of study, and wonderful friendships. It was worthwhile, of course!

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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 education system is pretty different in Ireland in both the registration process and the layout of classes. It's a bit of an adjustment.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The IES Staff was fantastic.

* 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?

I didn't have any health issues besides getting a cold, but the IES Staff provided us with information if we did need to see a doctor.

* Safety:

I felt very safe walking around Dublin.

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)

Dublin can be expensive, but buying groceries helps so that you're not eating out all the time.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Grocery shop as much as possible.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Directly enrolling in Trinity College Dublin
  • Cultural field trips
  • Making new friends
* What could be improved?
  • I would have liked to spend more time with the IES Staff - maybe more coffee meetings
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how much I would miss it after I left. Maybe I would savor each moment even more than I did.

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.