Galway Rules! Past Review

By (HISTORY., Fordham University) for

IFSA: Galway - National University Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely, best time of my life.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes and workload in Galway were not very difficult at all in comparison to the American system. We got very few grades back over the course of the semester, however, I was still able to learn a lot abroad. I was glad that the courses were not too demanding because if your aim is to go abroad to spend all your time doing homework or studying in the library than I personally believe it would be a total waste of time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were not as good at getting things done as we are in the American system.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

By in bulk and shop for sales.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Killary Adventure Weekend, Belfast, Dog races

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt so safe the entire time I was abroad

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? budget.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone who loves fun and great people and great craic.