Wonderful Experience!! Past Review

By (Accounting, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania) - abroad from 09/14/2015 to 12/18/2015 with

Ireland Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This was an experience of a lifetime. I absolutely loved studying abroad in Dublin and I would do it again if I could.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This is an experience of a lifetime! I would recommend anyone considering studying abroad to look into Athena Abroad and of course Dublin!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Living arrangements were two bedroom apartments shared with four students. The apartment also had two bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. The only downside was that the kitchen didn't have an oven.

* Food:

The food was pretty great! Lots of potatoes and huge portions.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Dublin is a very safe city. I never once felt unsafe during my semester there.

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)

It was easy to live on a student's budget as long as you budget for food accordingly. Food is more expensive in Ireland, but it's still doable. They have Lidl and Aldi, which are inexpensive grocery stores within a fifteen minute walk of campus.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I would recommend cooking most of your meals to save money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Awesome advisers!
  • Great weekend trips!
* What could be improved?
  • Knowing your classes before the semester starts.
  • Having an accurate class list before studying abroad.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This program does a great job of giving you all of the information needed to make a choice on the right program for you.

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.