Ireland Rocks Past Review

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Sacred Heart University: SHU in Dingle

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

I had a lot of fun. The academics were not hard at all but I learned a lot. It is really hands on and was a great experience everyone should do.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I think Sean Pol was great. He always knew exactly what he was doing.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was really safe and super comfortable. I really loved it.

* Food:

The restaurants were always good. I particularly liked the bakeries breakfast food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I really liked learning Irish Step Dancing and singing at the singing group they took us to.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I have allergies problems and they had major issues while I was on the trip and had to see a doctor. Everyone was really nice and they took really good care of me.

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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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Everyone would benefit from seeing the green hills of Ireland!