Best Semester Ever. Past Review

By (Emory & Henry College) - abroad from 09/10/2016 to 12/10/2016 with

IPSL: Ireland - Identity, Emigration, Religion and Film Making for Social Justice

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about another culture that was very different than my own. I also learned a lot about myself and how I really don't know what I want to do with my life yet, but there is a whole world out there with opportunities.

Review Photos

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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.

* 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

Absolutely and in a heart beat! I loved my host family, got to travel all over Ireland and see other countries, and meet many new friends. I couldn't have asked for a better experience overall.


* 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? $80
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy things at grocery stores


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Host Family
  • Service Site
  • Everyone I met while in Ireland
* What could be improved?
  • More Program Trips
  • More Country-Specific Pre-Trip Orientation Materials
  • Nothing else I can think of
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it goes by too quick. There's not much you can do to stop this, but I was not prepared for how fast the whole semester went by.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.