Author Archives: Jeremy Doughty

Falling in Love (Mary Holz)

Two weekends ago, I spent a weekend on the Dingle Peninsula.  This past weekend, I took a weekend trip around the Ring of Kerry.  If I hadn’t already been so in awe of Ireland already, these two trips would have … Continue reading

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The Rural Experience (Austin Plier)

I am back from my rural experience and living in my quiet room in Cato Manor. Although it feels good to have my own bed, and to have a bath every day, rather than a bucket of hot water every … Continue reading

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Surfies. Brah. (Hillary Hubertz)

A month ago, yes a whole month ago I went on a surf trip. We left the last weekend in August and spent four lovely days living it up as Australian Surfers. It was a Thursday afternoon at one o’clock … Continue reading

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The Parsely Massacre (Hannah Loppnow)

Yesterday after class our group headed off for a last-minute excursion to Dajabón which is an area that sits right on the border of the DR and Haiti. We crammed into the gua-gua (bus) and went on our merry way … Continue reading

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An Irish Wedding (Danny Carpenter)

My Aunt Sonya’s cousin Emer was getting married here in Galway and I was invited along since my uncle was not able go with my aunt.  So early Saturday afternoon I got dressed in my new dress clothes from Penny’s … Continue reading

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Trust Your Struggle (Claire Westlie)

Note: The formatting of the post is intentional. I was sitting on the stinky, crowded MagicBus looking at the floor. My poor hand was touching the disgusting and germy rail and my body was pressed up against this middle-aged Indian … Continue reading

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Race and Identity in the Dominican Republic: A Complex Topic (Hannah Loppnow)

One piece of advice that really resonated with me from the first day of orientation was “put yourself out there.” We were also told to step outside of your comfort zone when interacting with Dominicans in Spanish and to carry … Continue reading

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Wait, So You Mean This Isn’t a Vacation? (Sasha Zwiefelhofer)

As of right now I’m double-majoring in International Business and Spanish. For the last few years I’ve heard a rumor going around that if you don’t come into college with any transfer credits (check), you study abroad (check), and you have … Continue reading

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I Survived (Ashley Wilson)

I SURVIVED MY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL…kind of. My mind is a little tattered after the first week, a couple of classes left me bind boggled you could say. They speak so darn fast! But I came out un scared. … Continue reading

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Life in Cato Manor (Austin Plier)

As of this past Thursday, my homestay experience in Cato Manor (an area that is like a “neighborhood” within Durban, only much bigger) began. Just like everything else in the SIT program, the selection of this particular area has significant … Continue reading

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