Category Archives: Educational Systems & Experiences

What up homework?! Nice of you to show up. (Laura Riley, originally posted on March 13, 2013)

So let me rewind a bit and take back all I said about not having homework. I guess it’s true that I haven’t really had “typical” homework (like what I’m use to at SNC), but I definitely have work. That … Continue reading

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50 Days Later (Meredith Moore)

Finally, Salama from Madagascar! I apologize for the extreme delay in beginning this blog. It has permanently resided on my to-do list since my arrival but have not yet found the time or internet speed to actually begin! Bear with … Continue reading

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Service Learning (Danny Carpenter)

One of the major selling points for me, and the main counter to having to find my own housing, to go to NUI Galway was that there was an opportunity for me to participate in a Service Learning Course as … Continue reading

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Lucca Bike Tour – and Other Thoughts (Tara Lovdahl)

Pictures for this blog post: This past Friday my study abroad program hosted a free excursion to a city about 15 minutes away by bus called Lucca (population 85,000). We went on bike tour which made me feel like a little kid. The city … 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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Seminars & Lectures (Devan Scherer)

Education in the England is a little different than what one is use to in the states. To begin, instead of two semesters universities have three terms. As a result classes start in October and run through June. Additionally, all … Continue reading

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UCC (Tom Mauthe)

The educational system followed by UCC varies slightly from the other Irish Universities and greatly from the education in the United States.  I took three psychology classes and one political class and they both seemed to differ in the same … Continue reading

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I Could Get Used to This (Keri Hodnik)

This semester, I have been interning at a company called ETX Capital. It is a spread betting firm in the heart of London. If you do not know what spread betting is, it is basically wagering on moves in the … Continue reading

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Education in Peru (Jack Hayford)

While I have been in Peru, I have taught English at an elementary school. So I have experienced the education of Peru at the university level, and at the elementary school level. I would say the main difference I saw … Continue reading

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