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17 Entries Tagged with "Ireland"

  • Why I Left & Why You Should Too

    Posted by admin on February 26, 2017.

    By Taylor Brady, WSA Intern
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    Studying abroad isn’t for everyone, but I always knew it was for me.

    I remember being ten years old, sitting on the edge of the ocean in Maine, and thinking about where the waves would take me if I let them. … More »

    Tags: Study Abroad // 2017 // intern // Ireland

  • The Key to Happiness: Buy Experiences Not Things

    Posted by admin on February 16, 2017.

    by Ellie Jordan WSA Intern

    It took me a 3,500 mile flight, a four hour bus ride, a tumultuous boat ride, and a steep, uphill hike to the edge of a cliff on an island off the western coast of Ireland to understand what the purest form of happiness felt like.

    I had on a backpack containing my … More »

    Tags: Study Abroad // Travel // Ireland // happiness // intern // intern blogs

  • Arriving in a New Place Can Be Scary

    Posted by Andy Steves on February 18, 2015.

    Arriving in a new place can be scary. But honestly, it was way easier than I expected.

    I flew from Newark to Shannon Airport on a direct flight. My study abroad advisor scared me about immigration and I had an entire folder of perfectly organized information to get me into the country. All I … More »

    Tags: Study Abroad // WSA Europe // Ireland // 2015

  • Why everyone should visit their Mother Country(ies)

    Posted by Andy Steves on October 7, 2014.

    by Shannen O'Brien, Madrid Intern

    It’s pretty common for Americans to refer to the US as a melting pot, where many ethnicities and cultures all blend in together. For Americans studying abroad in Europe, there isn’t a more perfect opportunity to visit the country where your ancestors … More »

    Tags: Ireland // Spain // Madrid // Dublin // Travel // Study Abroad // heritage // melting pot

  • I made it!

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 19, 2014.

    by: Erin Kelligher, Dublin Intern

    As a relatively new traveler, the thought of flying alone internationally was just another obstacle I had to overcome to live in Limerick, Ireland for four months, first with a weekend detour in Dublin. Family and friends asked if I was nervous, which I was, … More »

    Tags: Study Abroad // WSA // Europe // Travel // Ireland // Dublin

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Allison Johnson, University of Maryland

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I was very nervous signing up to go to Budapest with WSA because I was going solo, but it was the best weekend of my semester!!! Everyone in the group was super friendly and inclusive, we all had a great time together. WSA does an amazing job of keeping everything organized and we always...

Allison Johnson, University of Maryland ~ DIS Copenhagen, Spring 2016

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