18 Entries Tagged with "Ireland"
Posted by admin on August 29, 2018.
Studying Abroad: What to Pack in 5 Steps
by WSA Intern Mollie Freeman
The first step for a successful semester studying abroad is to pack smart. Coming from someone who has had plenty of experiences overpacking, the 5 steps below will keep your bag in check. Once packing is finished, you can … More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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This past weekend, I traveled to Budapest with WSA with a couple of friends from my university abroad, and I couldn't have asked for a better trip! After arriving at the hostel, we met Bogi, our tour guide for the weekend, who was instantly friendly and welcoming. Throughout the weekend, Bogi was an amazing guide! She showed us some great places for shopping and food, as well as the top sights around the city. You could tell she loved her job and never passed up an opportunity to share about her hometown and some of its history. She was so friendly and was sincerely interested in us as individuals and did everything she could do accommodate our priorities for the weekend (whether it was food, shopping, nightlife, sightseeing, etc.) I would highly recommend WSA's guided tours for any student studying abroad who wants to explore more than their university's city!Katrina Alford, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015
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