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Harald W
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Political Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Life in Ireland is more expensive than in Germany. Taxes on income are down, prices are up. That' the way it is. Nightlife was a little bit cheaper in comparison to the one in Munich. Phone expenses were unreal, since I wanted to stay in touch with my girlfriend and my family and friends.
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Food, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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
Keep an eye on the costs for heating and electricity and agree on fixed regulations with your landlord. Normally they don't have seperate electric meter, so sometimes they just estimate the costs, which might be good for their purses but not yours!
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lezlie
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, United States
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I travelled a lot during the weekends (to the continent, around ireland and also the UK) during the first semester. During the second semester i only really travelled during the month of april when there are no classe held in order to "study" for exams. this was definitely more traveling than i would be doing at home so i spent more. also, i generally went out from 4-7 nights a week so you can see why i spent a lot more money in ireland.
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Telephone, Travel, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, 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
go to nancy spain's for beat the clock...you'll see what i mean when you get there :)
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rupster
Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
Language, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
The pound to euro turnover has indeed lead to increased prices. Obviously, the nightlife and travel expenses were higher but I had planned on this, so it wasn't too much of an issue.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
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
Try the English Market for food... Tesco, Dunnes Marks & Spencer and Supervalue are more expensive, and the products aren't nearly as fresh.
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jsasselli
San Diego State University, San Diego, United States
History, Undergraduate, Butler University, Institute for Study Abroad
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
In general, Ireland has a lower cost of living than California. I spent more on travel because there were many more opportunities there and I normally don't travel at home. Nightlife is less expensive than at home because it is not customary to tip on every drink in Ireland.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Telephone, Overall, Nightlife:
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
none
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SILVIA N
Università degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
As far as food is concerned, I have to admit that it'g generally more expensive than in Italy, but if you pay attention to the offers, you can save a lot. Obviously, healthy food (i.e. fresh fruit)and other imported products are more expensive.
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Overall, Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
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
none
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Osmond O
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The cost of living is genetally higher in Ireland than Germany.
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Food, Housing, Telephone, Travel, Nightlife, Overall:
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
Just be way that Cork is expensive. However, to minimize cost, I do shop at Tesco and Lidle. I find Lidle better and cheaper as well, because I can buy all the suffs I am familiar with (Lidle is a German shop.
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