Amazing Past Review

By (University of Missouri - Columbia) - abroad from 06/19/2017 to 07/20/2017 with

IFSA: Galway - National University Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
New knowledge and friends. Also a better appreciation for Ireland and Irish culture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Everything was run and the resources to help students succeed are really great as well.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

A few broken amenities

* Food:

Not provided but excellent options in town or easy access to stores to cook.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everyone is so friendly and helpful

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safer than back home

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

It was exactly what fit my needs


* 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? $20-$40


* 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

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The people
  • The courses
  • The food
* What could be improved?
  • Time management
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To bring more rain gear

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'