Great semester abroad in Dublin Past Review

By (Anonymous University) - abroad from 01/03/2017 to 04/15/2017 with

IES Abroad: Dublin - Irish Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained more independence. It was totally worthwhile.

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.

* 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?

I got sick near the middle of the semester. I was able to text one of the IES faculty who made an appointment for me at a doctor's office within walking distance. Although, the appointment was shorter than what I am used to at home, I was able to get the antibiotics I needed to feel better.

* Safety:

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

The program gave me so many opportunities to explore Dublin and to travel Europe. I felt very comfortable living in Dublin. The IES teachers and faculty were alway so helpful.


* 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)


* 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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  • Americans
  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The courses and teachers
  • Field trips
  • Free time to travel
* What could be improved?
  • The length of the courses
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I know now that everyone who wants to study abroad has the same goal of meeting new people so I shouldn't have worried about making friends.

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.