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National University of Ireland, Galway

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4.09 / 5 based on 111 reviews
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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
3.8/5
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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Julie
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, United States
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
2.5/5
Expenses
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.
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Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing:
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
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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Julie
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, United States
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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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Julie
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, United States
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
More along the lines of cost.
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
A great learning experience for me.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
1
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
I got to not only learn about another country, but I got to learn about myself. It helped me to gain a love for international aspects and made me want a career on an international level.
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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
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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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
Galway in itself if a great city. I loved everything I experienced there.
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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
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
For independence and so as not to disturb the familys way of living.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was wonderful. I lived in a small redone garage behind their B&B.
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