Rapturous Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/05/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

Trinity College - Dublin: Dublin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained an international perspective, and a greater humility. I also learned and connected with Irish history. It was definitely worth while!

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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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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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  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* 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?
  • The city itself
  • Rigor of courses
* What could be improved?
  • Streamline abroad process for direct enrollment
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had joined more clubs initially.

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Ireland in the 20th Century

Course Department: History
Instructor: Anne Dolan / Carole Holohan
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was very informative and fairly intensive. I attended most classes, and assessment was one paper and a final.
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Stellar and Galactic Structure

Course Department: Physics
Instructor: Jose Groh
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The class was both challenging and engaging. The teacher was knowledgable and well-prepared. I participated less in class than I would have at home.
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Irish Language and Literature

Course Department: Irish Studies
Instructor: Padraig de Paor, Peter McManus, Maire ni Bhain
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was not very challenging - assessment consisted of two final papers.
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