Life changing and full of wonderful memories. Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 01/06/2020 to 03/14/2020 with

IFSA: Galway - National University Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the Irish culture and it was an amazing opportunity.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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

I had a wonderful experience besides it being cut short due to covid-19. I met many wonderful locals and international students.


* 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? Very minimal expenses were paid by me personally
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a weekly budget and save for fun adventures you would like to go on.


* 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?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Meeting Irish students
  • Exploring new places
  • New opportunities
* What could be improved?
  • Communication with international office
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Ireland is wet, more than you realize, so bring a few rain jackets, and don't bother with an umbrella!

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Supporting Children With Diverse Needs

Course Department: Childrens Studies
Instructor: Devon Goodwin
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was moderately challenging, however I learned an incredible amount of new information. The lecturers were wonderful and always willing to help. I participated an equal amount to what I do at my home university. We were assessed through papers.
Credit Transfer Issues: I haven't had my credits transferred yet.