Testimonials

UNC Worldview Professional Development Program Feb 2020

Thank you for the amazing experiences in Ireland that will last a lifetime!  I have returned from our journey inspired both professionally and personally.  I…

Clackamas Community College Testimonials December 2019

Professor Hamill has an uncanny ability to incorporate her wealth of experience & knowledge into an experience that is enveloping and creates moments that are…

Faculty Testimonials -CCID Fall Forum Ireland September 2019

The testimonials below have been written by participants of the professional development/faculty site visit to Ireland as part of the 2019 CCID Fall Forum. Our…

Parent Testimonials Global Scholars Summer Program 2019

To respect the privacy of our parents, we are not posting contact details, but all of the parents below have offered to be contacted in…

Global Scholars Student testimonials 2019

These testimonials were written by our Global Scholars students after their 2019 program. If you would like to contact parents for further reference, please email…

Sinclair Community College Global Culture Program May 2019

It’s often difficult to find enough community college students to make a program a “go.” The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland provides a first-rate study…

Nursing & Healthcare Program May 2019

The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland exceeded our expectations on our May 2019 global health perspectives study abroad tour.  We traveled with 25 students primarily…

Oakland Community College MI Global Culture Program May 2019

The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland is an incredible Study Abroad provider – they’ve thought of every detail and students learn more than they could…

Bellevue College Civil Rights Program 2019

Another awesome study abroad program for our students with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. We do a civil rights/peace studies program with our students…

Seminole State College Nursing Program March 2019

Thank you so much

The prospect of international travel never appealed to me.  My working-class upbringing led me to believe that study abroad was only for the rich or…

Global Scholars teen program

Our son Andrew (15 last summer) absolutely loved his stay with ISAI. The classroom learning is always mixed with exciting activities (learning to surf, horseback…

Global Scholars teen program

This experience exceeded my expectations, I have learned so much about Ireland that I never knew Also I have made amazing friends from around the…

Delta College Faculty Led trip review

 

Jaylan from Chicago reads his Donegal Poem

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No longer ‘once in a lifetime’ but ‘once in a while’!

It’s taking me awhile to get over this trip. I had so much emotion when I reached Boston on Tuesday, I couldn’t hold it in….

Why in the world Go to Ireland? by Dr. Niamh Hamill

Click here to read ‘Why in the World go to Ireland’ by Dr. Niamh Hamill, director of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. This article…

Olympic College thumbs up!

Thank you Niamh and John for opening your hearts and your country to us.  You two are amazing individuals, thank you again for everything. Karen…

Even better than I ever could have imagined

  Our trip to Ireland was even better than I ever could have imagined. I have lived in Arizona my whole life and have traveled…

Forever special to my heart!

Preparing for this trip I did not really have set expectations. I had so much going on that I did not really take the time…

Central Arizona College thumbs up!

Dear Niamh I can’t say enough how blessed I was to have met you at CCID a few years back. We held a debriefing session…

Thumbs up from Birmingham Southern College AL

I have more than 25 years’ experience leading travel study projects for students in Ireland and South Africa, and my and my students’ experiences this…

Best program ever!

This program is indescribable! I never imagined a two-week period could be so immersive. I feel altered, more connected to the world and to history,…

Our business/study abroad trip was a great success

It is impossible to separate the business environment from the cultural, political, historical and economic aspects of a country. On this study abroad experience, ISAI exposed my…

Business program a great success

Congratulations to Pitt Community College, NC and Fox Valley Technical College, WI who collaborated on a short term trip for business and marketing students. Highlights…

A Thank- you from Alan, Jackson College student

 Alan Cropsey Jackson, MI, United States · I’d like to take a moment to thank Jackson College, Institute Of Study Abroad Ireland and Becky Belter…

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I just wanted to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this a wonderful experience for me. I learned so much…

Tari Hackborn

We took a family trip with Niamh, John and the folks at the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. We cannot praise them enough, or thank…

AFS USA GROUPS

We use the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland for our Ireland trips. We could not recommend them more. Everything is professional, well organised, and all…

Craven Community College, North Carolina

In 2014, we travelled to Ireland with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. We had students and community members, age ranges from 18-80! It was…

Kirkwood Community College, Iowa

We have had wonderful trips from Kirkwood to the Insitute of Study Abroad Ireland. Niamh and her staff arrange everything we need, and the classes…

Drew University, New Jersey

We began bringing students to Donegal in 2013, as part of a Peace Studies Trip. It was extremely successful, and is now an annual program…

Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina

I can’t say enough great things about the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland! In March 2010 I began my faculty-led trips with students, and I have continued…

Cynthia M. Bellacero Ph.D

  In 2014, Craven Community College went to Donegal with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. ISA Ireland helped me to plan a wonderful experiential learning…

Kathleen R. Letellier

  With a colleague, I led a group of 12 high school students on a trip in March 2013. It was, without question, one of…

Travis Feezell

I can’t say enough great things about the Donegal Adventure Centre & the Institute of Study Abroad! In March 2010 I first brought ten students…

Dr. Rená Koesler

“A group of seventeen Longwood University students and their professors from Virginia spent the New Year Holiday at the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. As…

Peter Flood

  “Deciding to take this fall semester off from school to go to Ireland has definitely been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…

Jake Silverman

“I have had the time of my life these past three months. Not only did I make some good friends but I cant even begin…

Stevie Rudolph

“I came to Ireland with my high school, and ended up returning to do a semester. My first three months away from home now coming…

Billy Guinan

“The summers I spent with the Institute of Study Abroad  Ireland were the best summers of my life. So good in fact that I went back…

Kathryn and Rick Werner, parents

“The DAC provided an environment where our daughter could build independence, confidence and enduring bonds of friendship. The physical challenges and experience of life in…

Matt Roache

“I think I got out of this what I wanted and had a great time and thats’s all I really cared about. Met some brilliant…

Ali Klinsberg

“My experience with the DAC was incredible. Literally, I feel like my time here has been surreal. I adapted to the area and my surroundings…

Erin Elliot

“How can I describe one of the most moving and mind-blowing/boggling experiences of my life? I’ll attempt but I doubt I can completely capture the…

Alex Hinton, parent,

“As a parent I can say with 100% assurance not only is this program well thought out but I also felt my child was safe…

Jamie O’Donnell,

“The Adventure Ireland Cultural Program is a great program that tailors to the needs of every individual within the program to make sure that they…

Randy & Carrie Stary

“Dear Niamh & Collie We, as parents, are very pleased with the opportunities afforded Daniel in Adventure Ireland. It was his first experience being away…

Mr. John Wilpers, parent

“The Donegal Adventure Centre experience was transformational for Abby. Not only did she acquire unique and challenging skills but she learned how to survive and,…

Kathryn and Rick Werner, parents

“The DAC provided an environment where our daughter could build independence, confidence and enduring bonds of friendship. The physical challenges and experience of life in…

Julia Marie Roth

“My adventure in Ireland was, and continues to be the single most amazing experience of my life. The friends I made the summer of 2010…

Sarah McGarrell

“My course of study was largely shaped by my experience with Adventure Ireland. I minored in Irish Studies as an undergraduate and took a Masters…

Lucy King

“I have always been proud of my Irish heritage, but since my trip with the ISAI’s Adventure Ireland program, I have never felt more in…

Jessica Mack

“Connecting with my Irish heritage was a big reason behind why I went, and going made me feel even more connected/proud of that. It was…

Sam Stover

“My first trip to Ireland was very much a coming-of-age experience. It was my first trip out of the USA, certainly the farthest I had…

Billy Guinan

The summers I spent in Ireland were the best summers of my life. So good in fact that I went back 8 times! You will…

Mackenzie Suess

“I could never have asked for a more warm, welcoming, good-natured, fun group of people to welcome me into Ireland. I still feel a strong…

Patsy Williams

“The program definitely intensified my own sense of Irishness; it was great being able to see the country and just get a feel of what…

Kyle Bloomster

“Being in Ireland exposed me to the complexity of the Irish national identity. Before coming to Ireland, I was not really aware of the unique…

Ron & Tracy Roth

“After experiencing the hand-off and pick up, I would be far less reluctant to just put our child on a non-stop flight unsupervised (although having…

Lucky King

“I have no Irish background but had a wonderful trip and learned a lot. It was great to have the opportunity to live with a…

Trent Traynor

“I had the best summers of my life in Donegal with Adventure Ireland and DAC. You cannot find a better staff than Collie, Niamh, Dickie,…

Anelise Shrout

“Adventure Ireland was a fantastic, supportive, education and – most importantly – fun way to learn about Ireland and spend a summer. I also made…

Bill Guinan

“Our son Billy has attended AI programs since he was 11 yrs. He is now 17 and at Villanova and still he went back to…

Elisabeth de La Noue

“I just spoke to Augie who made it safely to the second leg of his Summer vacation. He flew to Boston today and is on…

Claire McCrea,

“My trip to Ireland was and forever will be one of the best experiences of my life. In such a short time, I made irreplaceable…

Bruce Van Hoven

“So far my wife and her 3 siblings and 2 of my nieces have done this summer program. I can’t wait until my own kids…

Julia Rose O Hara

“I had so much fun with Adventure Ireland. It was literally the best summer of my life. Looking back, and I know it sounds cheesy,…