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Trinity College (TCD) reviews

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4.13 / 5 based on 121 reviews
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Piotr
INSA Lyon, Lyon, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Trinity College
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
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
I have already been in English-speakin countries before. I have chosen the country for cultural and academic reasons.
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Piotr
INSA Lyon, Lyon, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Trinity College
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Everything was more expensive.
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Travel, Overall, Telephone, Nightlife, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Accomodationt prices are exorbitant.
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Piotr
INSA Lyon, Lyon, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Trinity College
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Large groups in comaprison with my home university and little interactive.
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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
Overall
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Piotr
INSA Lyon, Lyon, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Trinity College
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It is much better to share an appartment/ house with other students that to rent a room in a private house. Landlords are not as nice as it appears in the beginning.
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
The best univeristy in Ireland! (and one of the best off continental Europe, too)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Highly recommended but one has to take into account high costs of accomodation. Student life is MUCH better then in France and it is worth getting involved in many student associations.
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Piotr
INSA Lyon, Lyon, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Trinity 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
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Down under in St.Stephen's Green Long Stone off-campus Q-bar at O'Connell bridge
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Piotr
INSA Lyon, Lyon, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Trinity College
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I appreciate the independance and sharing having private facilities.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Very limited - was not available for me.
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