Studying in Ireland Changed my life Past Review

By (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville) for

University of Arkansas: EU Atlantis Chemistry Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to interact with people from several places and how things are done in various countries.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Dublin City University and University of Regensburg
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The course selection systems are the most different. Most systems are not computerized like they are in the U.S. There is basically more thinks that you have to do face to face with professors and advisors and there is a lot of running around campus to get papers signed and such things of that nature. The workload is the same, lectures are basically the same.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Lots of miscommunications took place in Germany. Some programs are not as organized as others. Especially exchange programs as a lot of what you do is up to you since you are basically moving to another school to take courses. Not like a structured summer semester program with scheduled events and such.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was organized by the university.

* Food:

Great food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I love O'Connel Street.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It was fairly safe. The security was appropriate.

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Most people spoke English in Germany. We didn't use German very much.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The program is over and there will be no more of this program!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Cell Bio.

Course Department: BE 230
Instructor: Christine Loscher
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very easy!!
Credit Transfer Issues: No, just make sure everything is sent to your home uni on time and to the RIGHT people.
Course Name/Rating:

Cell Biology

Course Department: BE 230
Instructor: Christine Loscher
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Somewhat challenging but doable.
Credit Transfer Issues: No, just make sure everything is mailed and sent to the right people on time.