A great cultural experience filled with friendly people and good food! Past Review

By (Human Resources Management and Services., Bentley University) - abroad from 01/14/2013 to 05/17/2013 with

University College Dublin: Dublin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about the different customs and attitudes. I also learned that we as Americans need to be less of a clique and venture off on our own. Yes it was worthwhile in the end.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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:

* 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? No


* 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? $700
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep in mind the exchange rate when you thing you have enough money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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 people
  • The scenery, environment
  • The Lifestyle
* What could be improved?
  • Apartment conditions
  • More guidance at the other end of the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That i dont need rainboots. I wish i had stayed on campus so i could interact with the local students more.

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:

Service Learning

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was a fun and challenging experience that allowed me to interact with the Irish students in the class while helping out a non-profit organization
Credit Transfer Issues: