Amazing Past Review

By (Illinois State University) - abroad from 05/23/2012 to 06/13/2012 with

University of Limerick: Limerick - Summer School Programme

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned such a great amount of information about the culture and myself. It was extremely worthwhile and I would do it again if I could :)

Personal Information

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.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Start saving before you go, and put aside a certain amount of money you want to use on the trip, or else you will most likely end up spending A LOT more than you want.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The people I was with
  • The culture
  • The excursions and trips we went on
* What could be improved?
  • Knowing what class we were taking before we got there
  • Tips on bringing anything with us
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew about how much money I would be planning on spending because I really had no idea how much I was goin to end up spending.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Irish Life and Literature

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: It was challenging, but the professors really knew their information and were able to make it relevant and interesting to all of us!
Credit Transfer Issues: