Great Experience in Ireland Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Western Washington University) for

IFSA: Cork - University College Cork

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and how capable I am of dealing with unfamiliar situations and became much more confident in my independence, as well as learned about a different culture and way of life.

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 grading was a little weird because it wasn't continuous, the grades for all of my classes depended on an essay, test, or both.

* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The Irish sense of humor is very sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek, if you're laid back and don't take things too seriously you'll be fine. Time is more of a ballpark estimate, so don't be surprised if someone you're meeting shows up late.