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University of Limerick (UL)

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George T
SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, United States
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I knew the layout of the surrounding area and its local character. It is not a bad place but there isn't much for a student to do off campus. What that means is that an exchange student does not get to intermingle with country natives, only other students who are most likely exchange students.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Go to Galway or Cork instead, the schools are more integrated with the local area instead of having an "islandish" feel to them, like UL.
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Traveling around Ireland is difficult, especially because you cannot really rent a car unless you're 23-25. The public transportation system is seriously lacking, which also makes it hard to catch planes from the main airport if you intend on travelling outside of Ireland. There is positives too though, like Ireland's inexpensive airline, Ryanair, which can get you to the mainland for under $150 return.
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I liked to meet and face things as they came.
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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
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is a Uniniversity to make an on-campus life, because it is a bit far (20 minutes drive) from the town, but it is a really complete campus and you can find anythig you want in it.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
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
The only helpfull advice I could give is to remark the idea that U.L. is a total student life university, where you are goig to be all the time in contact with foreing students (30% are not Irish) but, in general, there is not a big social life with local people. The only necessary thing is beeing open minded.
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UL's attention to employability separates them from the rest
Conor H
Ireland, Undergraduate
Financial Management, 2018
Overall
I study business and major in insurance and risk management. What's unique about UL is that it is the only business course that offers a line of study in insurance. UL also offers co-operative education where each student spends a period of 8 months working in the field of their studies. For me, I spent 8 months with a leading insurer in Dublin
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Pros
Co-op, variety of modules
Cons
Not as well recognised as other universities
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Allison H
Omaha Creighton University, Omaha, United States
Philosophy, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
If you have a cell phone you are going to spend more money there because its very expensive to make even a local phone call. Texting is also about 20 cents per text, and everyone does it all the time! Traveling was cheaper there than here, but I did more of it there obviously, so I spent more on it. It costs more for a beer there and we tended to go out more there. Also you have to pay for a cab every night which isn't cheap.
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Food, Telephone, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, 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
use Ryan airlines out of Shannon airport for travel. Its very inexpensive.
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Jorge d
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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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
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Go! but buy first a good raincoat. There is a good international ambient
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Travel around Ireland, don´t drink too much beer and enjoy your irish experience!
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Obviously, the every-day exposition to another language makes you improve with it and after some time, you, not only think in that language, but also dream in it and therefore you feel comfortable. Nevertheless, the fact that it was an Erasmus program made you be in contact with a considerable number of students of your own country, so you cannot say that it was a complete inmersion. With this I mean that the improoving could have been bigger.
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