Lots of books and pubs! Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/16/2017 to 05/05/2017 with

Trinity College - Dublin: Dublin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned about a different culture and got to explore a new country, and learned a lot about Irish literature.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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?

* Food:

I bought all my own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I got to participate in local clubs much more than I anticipated!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Health services seemed complicated to figure out so I had to go to the local pharmacies

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • Housing
  • Being in the city
  • The professors
* What could be improved?
  • Class registration
  • Number of classes you have to take
  • Classes you're allowed to take--more transparency
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The city felt smaller than I expected. Also, you should think about how many classes you want to take and what you want to take, so everything transfers easily.