Lauren Marie Taulbee, Summer 2012 Participant
The most rewarding part of studying abroad is the ability to see the world through the eyes of another culture. It is easy to adapt the American way of thinking, but to take a step back and put myself in another person's shoes who lives in a different country was incredibly humbling and eye opening. Every country and every culture live out their daily lives in a very different manner, and through all my travels, I got to experience the magnificent cultures of the Irish, the Scottish, and the French. I completely immersed myself in their cultures, eating the traditional food and going about my day in a manner that was customary to their cultures. I met so many local people everywhere I went, which furthered my ability to taste many different parts of the areas I was exploring. My eyes were truly opened to the world around me, and now I have truly developed a passion for traveling that I plan to explore and enjoy for the rest of my life.
Logan Marie Hassig, Summer 2015 Participant
Just living in Dublin city and traveling Ireland. This country is amazing and the people here are unlike any other. I took advantage of most of what Ireland had to offer--the mountains, the countryside, the city life, the cliffs, the small towns, the seaside, etc. and it really paid off. I always felt safe everywhere I went, so I took a lot of chances and was able to be super spontaneous.
Tyler Storm Wieland, Summer 2012 Participant
My favorite part of the program was being able to immerse myself into a different culture.