In this program, I was able to live in Belfast, an amazing city, and see Europe Past Review

By (Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW) - abroad from 09/12/2016 to 01/27/2017 with

ISEP Exchange: Northern Ireland - Exchange Program at Ulster University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how other countries do things differently and how people view Americans. It was very worthwhile!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

Maid did not come every week. Slow about getting repairs done.

* Food:

Food was not provided by the university

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had no experience with heath care while abroad.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

The program was very affordable, in a great location, and it allowed me to travel around Europe.


* 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? Around $125
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan meals ahead of time


* 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?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • Belfast is a great city
  • Small class sizes
  • Proximity of housing to class locations
* What could be improved?
  • Housing could be with non-americans
  • Food could be provided by the university
  • University could provide bus/train passes for the semester
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To plan trips and excursions ahead of time, because the end of the semester goes by fast and it is hard to go everywhere you wanted to go.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.