Covid made my international experience abysmal. July 17, 2021

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 02/01/2021 to 05/28/2021 with

Trinity College - Dublin: Dublin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
No, the pandemic made it less than international.

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.

There was no homework and the finals were very easy when compared to Wellesley

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Hannah Kilgore was wonderful. I very much enjoyed our interactions.

* 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

The culture of the school and the students were cool, I wish I had more interaction with either.


* 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

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • How easy the final were.
* What could be improved?
  • I wish the professors gave more guidance aka homework.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How little interaction I would have with students and professors because of COVID.