I was so nervous before studying abroad, as I had never been overseas for three months before. Now, I would go again in a heart beat!! CAPA organized an amazing program for all students, with wonderful representatives to help Americans feel comfortable and confident in their abilities while in Dublin.
I was able to meet so many incredible people while abroad, from all corners of the world. As Griffith College was a diverse community of international students, it allowed for a great academic opposition, where my ideas and perspectives were challenged by other students. The 20 other students in the CAPA program were a great deal of fun as well. I lived with 3 other students in the program, and we all got along so well and often spent evenings cooking together and spending our weekends abroad. I personally did not do an internship abroad, which made for some extra free time. Due to this, I travelled a great deal while in Ireland to mainland Europe. This was incredibly doable thanks to the accessibility of Dublin's airport.
Overall, this semester was one full of challenges, growth, and FUN! My semester abroad was easily the best three months of my life, and I would redo the program if I could. CAPA organizes a terrific program for students, and ensures that everyone feels confident, comfortable, and able to take chances while in Ireland. Whether you are branching out and meeting new people, travelling on your own, or taking classes outside of your major, this semester proposes challenges of all kinds that enable students to grow and develop faster than any US University campus. If you have the opportunity to study abroad, choose CAPA Dublin. Most amazing experience of my life.