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National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, GALWAY, IRELAND
4.05 / 5 based on 108 reviews.
Description:
National University of Ireland Galway (Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh) was founded as one of the three original colleges of the Queen's University, established under the provisions of the Act 8 and 9 Victoria in 1845. The College opened for students in October 1849. Since the 1960s the University has experienced significant and continuous growth, both in its stock of buildings, facilities and physical resources and also in the numbers of its students and staff. Its student body during the 1997/98 academic year is over 7000, with academically strong programmes of teaching and research throughout its seven Faculties. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
93% of students recommend
108 reviews
Housing
4.0/5
All experiences (108)
Student life
4.6/5
5 stars (30)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (60)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (18)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
words cannot describe what kind os incredible experience it will be Read Review
kapandestino, Italy

108 reviews of National University of Ireland, Galway

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HOUSING    
by mcasad, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Biology, University of California Education Abroad Program
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The on campus "Corrib Village" apartments are not very good, not very close, and very strict. I am glad I did not live there.
Personal comments:
The are lots of apartments, so it is worth looking around.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by marco, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Law, International, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
THERE ARE PUBS all over the city, a lot of festivals and very good live music always
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ACADEMIC    
by mcasad, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Biology, University of California Education Abroad Program
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The sciences in Galway were not so good, but most of my friends who did humanities and social sciences loved their classes.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by Diana, Loyola College, Baltimore, United States
History, through Arcadia University
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
It was fine, I got used to the Irish accent pretty quickly. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful.
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EXPENSES    
by Julie, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, United States
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
I wanted to experience everything I could while I was there, which led me to socialize a lot, therefore spending more money than I should of.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
I was in no way prepared for the expenses that I would have in Ireland, or how expensive my time there would be.
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OVERALL    
by cristina, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Literature, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
the expensive cost of life
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
it has a lot of services for the students



FINAL COMMENTS

It was a fantastic experience but you have to work hard, but it is worth it. And besides, I would really like to go to work in a foreign country, since for me just a year it was not enough and I want to go abroad and continue improving my language skills and of course meet interesting people from everywhere.
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