Worthwhile Past Review

By (Tufts University) - abroad from 01/08/2013 to 05/26/2012 with

ISA Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot from my classes, enjoyed having more free time and traveling and meeting new people, and meeting Irish students

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Only at Trinity College Dublin
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:

Cooked for myself and there are good restaurants in Dublin

* 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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 30 euros a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy at the cheapest grocery store, make your own tea/coffee instead of buying it


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • it was pretty relaxed
  • Coleman, the program director was fun and accessible
  • I learned a lot from my classes and enjoyed living in a suite where I could cook
* What could be improved?
  • Living on campus would have been nice
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how to save money a little better and to not take so many classes that had exams