I loved the classes I took at Trinity College Dublin Past Review

By (Physical Therapy/Therapist., Ithaca College) for

Trinity College - Dublin: Dublin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about myself through studying abroad. Living on my own in a foreign country was an adventure in itself, let alone traveling by myself and then immersing myself into a new culture. It's hard to put into words, but I grew so much as a person and have a whole new perspective on life and culture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks
The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I loved the classes I took at Trinity. The professors were great and were very enthusiastic about the material. They were excited to have international students in their class as well.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program advisors were excellent in Dublin! They were always very helpful and open to questions.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Wonderful! My apartment was a great location just outside of city centre. Not too loud, but not too far away from all the action either. I was living on Adelaid Road in the Iveagh Court apartments. <br /><br /> Very safe location and perfect for walking to campus. About a 20 minute walk.

* Food:

I went shopping at Tesco or Dunnes stores. I think Dunnes was less expensive and it was closer to my apartment.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Pubs were great! Definitely explore the city. I loved the atmosphere- lots of fun markets on the weekends- especially Temple Bar market. Christmas time in Dublin was beautiful, too!

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent about 25 euro on groceries per week. And I also would go out to eat a few times which would be about 10 euro a meal.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't be stingy! It's a once and a lifetime opportunity! Go to museums and exhibitions even if it does cost money- it's worth it. And enjoy the food!


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

Everyone spoke english.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Get to love walking. It's expensive, but worth every penny. Be outgoing and discover new places. Travel within Ireland, especialy to the West Coast in Galway. It's beautiful.