Category: Classroom Experiences

The Spirit of Florence (Ashley Polomis)

One of the classes I took here in Florence was History of Christianity.  I signed up for it because I needed it for a GS level and I certainly did not expect to really take much from it.  Throughout the course I felt like we were…

Finals: Ireland Style (Katie Riesterer)

On 12 December 2011, I will be taking three exams.  The first, Set Dancing, will be quite pleasant as this exam is taken with the help of fifteen other classmates.  I dance the lady component alongside my dance partner and together we dance with three other pairs.…

Relationships in Australia (Jaime Kamps-Duac)

Original post date: 02 November Today begins my last day of courses here at USC. My semester has flown by faster than I could have imagined. Currently I am a few hundred words away from completing my last assignment for my Introduction to Indigenous Studies Class.…

UL, SNC, and the Future (Ken Rideout)

I figured it might be time for a post about some of the classes I am taking over here in Limerick.  I may have touched on the subject of class structure in an earlier post but I plan on going into more detail.  Classes here are much different,…

Educational Experiences in Australia (Nikki Graf)

Studying abroad in relation to my major was easy for me. Although it was initially a concern for me about being behind with my major’s coursework, Macquarie University is a large school with many options to choose from. Personally, I did chose to fulfil mostly my…

Classroom Experiences (Jenny LeMere)

My classes in Ecuador are extremely difficult for me.  Today I had two presentations, one went well and the other was terrible.  I worked with a partner who did not do what she said she would for the project and she completely let me down. Then, while…

Spanish (Laura Gordon)

Throughout my time here in Spain I have been comparing and contrasting my study abroad academic experience with my friends’ academic experiences solely out of curiosity. They are all very similar besides one major factor: ALL CLASSES IN SPAIN ARE IN SPANISH! I find it even…

UCC The School to Be (Jenny Cheke)

My very first experience in an Irish classroom was a huge success. My professor was wonderful. She was so helpful and understanding. The first day of class she made us very aware that we can go to her for anything, even if it is just to…

Classroom Experiences in Dublin (Amanda Leick)

I found that when studying abroad the educational system/ classroom experience is relatively different from being in the United States. It is hard joining a class because the people in each class have been together for three years now and know what is to be expected.…