Interstudy Galway Past Review

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ISA Study Abroad in Galway, Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I think studying abroad is definitely a worthwhile experience. It opens your eyes to the many different ways of life, customs and overall culture of the world around you. It makes you realize that there are other ways besides your own, and even if you acknowledged it before, it seems more real after experiencing it. It becomes less abstract and more definitive.

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.

Low workload during the semester, it's a lot of individual, self guided work during the end. Generally a long paper or in class essay/exam.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Fast in response, always helpful, inviting and fun personalities. Moderate program size. Overall a great program.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The charcoal grill makes delicious taco fries. Don't miss out.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Weekend stay in Connemara for the Irish for beginners class was definitely worth it, and was an amazing experience.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe vibe to the city, you never feel out of place, or uncomfortable. It's a very welcoming atmosphere.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • advising
  • people
  • preparation
* What could be improved?
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Interstudy is definitely a program that goes all out to make sure you're prepared for your time abroad. I've met people here who were just sent details about schooling and were required to find a place to stay on their own, and thrown haphazardly into an unknown country. They have fun, and always helpful program advisers, and the program as a whole created a far less stressful process than others that I've seen.