Fun for 7 weeks Past Review

By (Irish Studies, Trinity University) - abroad from 06/07/2017 to 07/22/2017 with

IES Abroad: Dublin - Irish Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned a lot about the culture of Ireland and social aspects that I wouldn't have otherwise.

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.

Academics were not challenging, however the experience was unmatched. An absolutely fantastic location and program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Always clear with plans and executed accordingly.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was clean, and simple. Fully functional for the trip

* Food:

Fantastic local food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Local culture was friendly but hard to befriend.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Luckily no experience with health care but program was open about helping if needed.

* Safety:

Never felt at all in danger.

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

The program was fantastic and the people I met were even better. Even though I did not meet a lot of locals, the friends I made abroad will remain good friends.


* 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 fairly expensive but could easily budget.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150-300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Write down a budget for the week.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Friends
  • Exploring
  • Pubing
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Have extra funds. You will want to spend money abroad.

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.