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National University of Ireland, Galway

108 reviews
4.05 / 5 based on 108 reviews
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Ramzan
Mordovia state university, saransk, Russia
Medicine, Graduate, Independent
National University of Ireland, Galway
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Its best for me.
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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
Its very charming for me.
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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
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mcasad
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Biology, Undergraduate, University of California Education Abroad Program
National University of Ireland, Galway
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
taking both science and nonscience classes at the same time is difficult, and I wish I had known more about the quality of the science dept here, although it probably wouldn't have affected my decision much.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It takes a while to figure out how they have organized things, but it always worked out in the end.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
From Galway you can take day trips or weekend trips all over for really cheap, so it is a good hub to stay in.
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Diane
National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Conversion rates. Also you go out alot at night and you have to purchase everything from toilet paper to shampoo to milk to trash baags.
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Travel, Telephone, Nightlife, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Dont eat out alot. Set aside an amount a week (or month) and when it's gone..it's gone.
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Julie
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, United States
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Irish is the main language spoken and on signs in western Ireland. I picked up on some and learned to adapt.
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megpc03
Providence College, Providence, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The location of my apartment was perfect - right in the center of the city.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The 'on-campus' housing is a bit further out of the city than the university itself.
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cristina
Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
National University of Ireland, Galway
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Arts Festival which takes place in July at Galway it is really interesting.
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