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Melanie A
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Music and Musicology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The suites that we were housed in were a bit sterile, and they lacked character. However, I did get the opportunity to live with Irish students, rather than solely with American students, and that was a big plus.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The facilities were fine, but the suites were farther from the center of town than I would have liked.
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Melanie A
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Music and Musicology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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
The Western Star is kinda fun, but only every once in a while. I enjoyed places like the Iso Bar more, however.
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Melanie A
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Music and Musicology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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
Overall
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Melanie A
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Music and Musicology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
Don't think about home too much. For the first few weeks/months, it can be very hard to get settled if you're always thinking about your friends back home.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Strongly. However, I would have preferred if this university had been in another city. Cork is nice, but I had a lot more fun in Belfast.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
When you travel, go places that are off the beaten path. Dublin is fine, but also go to Galway and Belfast. And definitely do the Ring of Kerry.
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Melanie A
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Music and Musicology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
When you are in another country, you want to experience more, and make the most of your time, which means more $$$.
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Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Take the bus when you travel! It covers more of the country, and it's pretty cheap with an ISIC card.
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Melanie A
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Music and Musicology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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
There was no language barrier (aside from colloquial expressions and such), so it was not an issue. I did get a chance to learn basic Modern Irish, though, which was fun.
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