Ireland: just lovely Past Review

By (Industrial and Product Design., Western Washington University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
learned so much about myself got to meet my irish family go back to my roots, had amazing adventures, made lifelong friends

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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.

very different then home they grade very harshly, but a 60 is considered a really good grade sooo its confusing

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

my expectations were met. everything was good.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

we had to buy pretty much everything besides some kitchen stuff and mattresses and closets. had to but more cookware all bathroom stuff garbage cans sheets pillows etc. it was safe though. lots of maintenance problems though. but they always eventually got to it. everyone was super nice though. nightlife and class was wonderful. school was really associated with the nightlife, like they put on most of the events.

* Food:

diet is not too different. but took alittle getting used to for my body.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

i started boxing while i was in ireland for the college. they have pretty much every club you could imagine. i even got two fights before i came back and im going back march 8th for another fight.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

wonderful nurse at the school and teachers treat you really fairly when your sick.

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)


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the people
* What could be improved?
  • living situation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? its nice to be nice


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Danika_3488 February 17, 2012