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Mary Immaculate College

7 reviews
4.44 / 5 based on 7 reviews
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Trine
Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Graduate, Erasmus
Mary Immaculate College
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
As I was already proficient in English prior to going to Ireland to study and as the language of instruction at my home university is also English, I must admit that I have not given it much thought. Moreover, I have also passed a Cambridge Proficiency Examination while living in Sydney (1996-1997)before I began my studies at the University of Aarhus, and hence I have never really experienced any language barriers.
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Trine
Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Graduate, Erasmus
Mary Immaculate College
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
When studying abroad, one tends to go out more often. I believe that it is necessary to be extrovert and interested in the host community if one wishes to gain a deeper insight into the culture and make new friends. Moreover, one also spends more money travelling for the simple reason that one wants to experience as much as possible during one's stay.
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Telephone, Overall, Nightlife, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
If one expects to stay abroad for a longer period of time, it might be a good idea to look into the possibilities of opening up a bank account and making one big transfer as opposed to continuously withdrawing money from an account in one's home country - this can easily end up becoming a costly affair.
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Trine
Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Graduate, Erasmus
Mary Immaculate College
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Due primarily to the fact that Mary I is a fairly small university, we had a great relationship to our professors. I generally found that all of my professors were very passionate about their fields of study, and thus new students should not hesitate to choose whichever couse they find the most interesting. I, for my part, chose the following courses: literary modernism, media and society, American history from 1945 to the present,and a purely language-related course.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
No, I found it very fulfilling.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Trine
Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Graduate, Erasmus
Mary Immaculate College
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That our house was in such a bad stay of repair.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
That it should continue giving its exchange students such a warm welcome.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
As regards the travel expenses, they do not necessarily have to be so high if one chooses to fly with Ryan Air. On arrival in Limerick and at Mary I, I believe the best thing one can do is to be extrovert and open-minded. If new students follow this piece of advice, then they are bound to get new friends quickly.
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Trine
Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Graduate, Erasmus
Mary Immaculate College
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
We visited as many pubs as possible while in Limerick. However, Duck's Warehouse was definitely one of my favourite places due to the fact that they held some great concerts there. Furthermore, when in Ireland, one should necessarily spend a weekend in Belfast, Dublin and Cork. As regards sports facilities, we frequently went to the University of Limerick where they had recently built a huge sports arena.
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Trine
Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Graduate, Erasmus
Mary Immaculate College
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I very much enjoyed living with other students and the family-like atmosphere we had in our house. Hence, I have also remained in contact with most of the people who lived in the house.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Unfortunately, the house that I lived in a dreadful state of dilapidation. Mould and mildew practically grew on all of our walls, and the house was extremely damp.
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