Ireland: my home away from home Past Review

By (Math, Providence College) for

IFSA: Limerick - University of Limerick

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am definitely more independent. I will be coming back for sure.

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 work load was average to what I was use to. The grading was different which gave me some confusion.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program advisors were always available to answer questions. They set up field trips for all program members.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

If you live in dromroe you get your own bedroom and bathroom! They provided everyhthing. I didn't need a thing.

* Food:

Need to buy your own food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Visit Rome!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

They are security guards everywhere.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Busses


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Housing
  • The students
  • Course work
* What could be improved?
  • Needs a meal plan
  • Faster process in getting student cards
  • Better orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Plan on making Irish friends more than American friends. A person who does not want to learn a foreign language and has an Irish background.