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Applied Language & Intercultural Studies

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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
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Why did you choose to study in this college?

I really wanted to study Japanese and DCU offers the best Japanese related course in the country

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Indifferent

On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

I think I started college too early

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?

11-15hrs

Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?

On

Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Some of the Cultural modules and Japanese Literature

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Terminology.

Was your course what you expected?

No

What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

How broad some of the modules are.

Why?

The library is easy to use and the staff are always helpful

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Similar to other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Why?

Studying more. I spent too much time in societies in my fiirst two years and neglected study.

How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?

80-100

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

350-450

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

If yes, where and why?

Anywhere where that is easy to get to college everyday but awkward to go home between lectures. It can be helpful to stay on campus all day, sit about with friends and get a little study done as a group. Or spend some time in the library.

If yes, where and why?

Anywhere with an overbearing landlord. You want to relax a little, be free to be a little messy in your own room and have friends over. Also Ballymun.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

I'd say I've had the best and worst times of my life there, and even though I don't work as hard as I should, the staff have never failed to help me out.

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