Category Archives: Educational Systems & Experiences

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 … Continue reading

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Auschwitz I & II (Danielle Costello)

I wanted to take the time to write my last blog about my last trip of the semester and why it was such a meaninful one. Me and Brianna Simkowski took a trip to Kraków Poland. While we were there … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Exams Are Over (Thomas Grams)

After a three-week exam period, exams are finally over. It’s hard to imagine my academic time here in Australia has finally come to an end. It’s hard to believe classes are finished and I am currently awaiting my final grades. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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You Want Me to Call You by Your First Name, Professor? (Susan Hiller)

Australian classroom etiquette is very different from that at St. Norbert College.  The main difference that I have not adjusted to and I don’t think that I will adjust to is calling our teachers by our first names.  It just … Continue reading

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Amigos! Amici! Vänner! (Alessandra Mendez)

Studying in Europe (Spain) has been an amazing experience! I love it here because there is so much diversity and so many people from other countries studying here as well. One of the things I love about being here is … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Work in Britain (Olivia Sievert)

The internship program at FIE London was one of the things that drew me in. I knew that having an extra internship on my resume, especially one done abroad, would look so good to future employers. I lucked out and … Continue reading

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