Incoming to Ireland
Feb15

Incoming to Ireland

As a Chemical Engineering student, I had resigned myself to the fact that a study abroad for an entire semester was going to be impossible. Sophomore year, when I realized if I completely rearranged my schedule for the next 3 years there was a possibility to make it happen, I started class maneuvering. As I sit in my dorm in Dublin, Ireland where I’ll reside for the next 4 months, it’s all been worth it. Classes with...

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FC Barcelona takes on Granada
Feb15

FC Barcelona takes on Granada

Barca! Clap, clap, clap. Barca! Clap, clap, clap. Barca! Clap, clap, clap…And the game is underway. The crowd is roaring, the players are running, and my heart is pounding. The atmosphere is INCREDIBLE. I had never been to a professional futbol game, much less in Barcelona, Spain, the home of the 2015 La Liga Champions, FC Barcelona, and some of the best players in the modern era in Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar Jr. The...

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Reflections on Barcelona
Feb15

Reflections on Barcelona

Barcelona was a major culture shock, even compared to London.  The language barrier made communicating next to impossible, but at the same time I fell in love with the city.  The culture and history of the city amazed me.  I could have stayed there for another year and still not have gotten over how beautiful of a city and culture it was.  In class we learned about the pros and cons of IFRS and after doing my project I was strongly...

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Cielos de Sevilla
Feb15

Cielos de Sevilla

How can I describe my time abroad thus far? It seems to me that no words will do the change, the joy, the pain, the shock, the awe of the past three weeks any justice. But I have chosen to be honest with myself about this experience, and therefore, I must be honest with you. It is incredible. It is so very hard. Upon arrival in Spain, I realized that I had no inkling of the adventure I had just embarked upon. The tearful goodbyes and...

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Reflections on London
Feb15

Reflections on London

London was a wonderful experience.  We did not start classes while in London, but I felt as if I learned as much as if I had been in class.  I saw an entirely new culture to myself and at first was a little nervous about it.  I did not know anyone on the trip before going and within the first couple of days I made some great friends that I think I will be friends with for a long time.  Some of the coolest things I saw included;...

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