Jackie A., Ireland – Irish Parliament Internship (Political Science)

Academics and Internship I applied to the Irish Parliament Internship, where I would be working for a member of Parliament 2.5 days a week and studying the rest (with Fridays off!). The first week we were in classes, we had the chance to talk to the program director to influence the member he would assign … More Jackie A., Ireland – Irish Parliament Internship (Political Science)

Erika N., Ireland – University College Dublin Summer Physics (Biopsychology)

If someone were to ask me what country I would really want to visit, Ireland wouldn’t have even crossed my mind; but when I got there, I immediately fell in love with it’s fast green nature, incredibly kind people, and interesting history. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they … More Erika N., Ireland – University College Dublin Summer Physics (Biopsychology)

Candace F., Ireland – University College Dublin (Biology)

Do you want to see fluffy sheep and natural scenery all while completing the entire 6A Physics Series in 8 weeks? This is the program for you! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took two Introductory Physics courses at University College Dublin over the … More Candace F., Ireland – University College Dublin (Biology)

Chloe Z., Ireland – Trinity College Dublin (Classics)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took primarily courses through the classics department at Trinity College Dublin as well as two English classes. Courses at Trinity were similar in the use of lectures and sections, however, the time spent in class and the assignments … More Chloe Z., Ireland – Trinity College Dublin (Classics)

Paige Atkinson, Ireland, Irish Parliament Internship (Environmental Studies)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?  My biggest fear was not fitting in with my host country and standing out as a tourist or someone who doesn’t belong. While the first few days were a little crazy, I soon acclimated to my area and began … More Paige Atkinson, Ireland, Irish Parliament Internship (Environmental Studies)

Janelle Axton, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin (Communication & Sociology)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?  My biggest fear was not adjusting to and feeling like I fit in this new culture. Before school started we had a two day orientation with other UC students. This was great because it gave me an instant group … More Janelle Axton, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin (Communication & Sociology)

Casey O’Day, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin (Political Science)

1. What were you totally freaked out about before going that turned out to be no big deal? The fact that Trinity College did not provide me with housing, meaning I did not really have a place to go when I first arrived besides a hostel bed. The entire two weeks before my trip I … More Casey O’Day, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin (Political Science)

Tacy Kennedy, Ireland, University College Cork (Anthropology)

1. What were you totally freaked out about before going that turned out to be no big deal? Before I left I didn’t know anyone who would be going on my program or anyone else in my host city. I was terrified to show up alone in a foreign country but I don’t think that … More Tacy Kennedy, Ireland, University College Cork (Anthropology)