Absolutely extravagantly amazing! Past Review

By (Communication and Media Studies., New Mexico State University) - abroad from 01/01/2012 to 05/26/2012 with

IFSA: Cork - University College Cork

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that being open to every new experience is key. I learned that talking to the locals is the absolutely best way to learn new things. Certainly 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.

* 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?

* Safety:

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 40-50 Euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't buy clothes. Save every cent to travel.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The kind Irish advisors
  • The wonderful living accomedation
  • The excursions they brought us on
* What could be improved?
  • None.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To use every minute possible to walk around, meet new people, and jump into the culture immediately.