Best Summer Program You Could Ever Imagine February 06, 2014

By (Cinema Studies, New York University) - abroad from 07/01/2013 to 08/09/2013 with

New York University: Dublin - NYU Summer in Dublin

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was like summer camp, but in the most beautiful place in the world. An eye-opening experience that was beyond fun and educational.

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New York University: Dublin - NYU Summer in Dublin Photo

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.

Great professors who do a killer job grounding the subjects in our physical environment.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was very kind and welcoming.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Trinity is beyond beautiful.

* Food:

Traditional Irish food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We got to go to smaller communities and experience what that meant without any guise of "tourist."

* 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

Finances

* 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)

Dublin is expensive, but managing expenses is possible.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Gaelic is impossible, but both our instructor and those who were native speakers were very patient.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Ireland, itself
  • The people I met
* What could be improved?
  • Free reunion trips?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How engulfed Ireland is in its cultural history, and how those qualities are important and informative to not only the Irish.

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.