USF in Ireland: We’re Coming Home

College generally is among the first coming-of-age moments.  The transition into adulthood includes questions that can only be answered through life experience and discovery.  I learned on this trip how long it takes for most life questions to be answered: 18 days. The mathematical equation is an easy computation: take…

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To Bath and Beyond

Yesterday, most of the summer school students were given the day off to explore and study. I had most of the day free, except for a meeting to discuss the topic of my group presentation which will be part of the assessment for the summer school coursework. After reviewing our…

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To Eden

Wednesday morning, all the ISS students rose early to get on buses and make the 2-hour drive to The Eden Project. The Eden Project is an interesting site which combines ideas of sustainability and the importance of showing people the Earth’s biodiversity first-hand with the hope that education will spur…

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Classes: Week 2

Our second week of classes began with a quick weekly briefing of the week’s events before breaking off into our various pathways. My pathway spent both our morning and afternoon session with Prof. Hillsdon exploring te relationship between where people live and their physical activity levels. We spent time discussing…

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Goodbye Ireland

Our study abroad in Ireland is almost over, the last group photo was just taken and now we’re settling into our airport hotel so we can catch the early plane to Orlando in the morning. What a ride it has been over the last three weeks. Our group started in…

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One final weekend in Paris…

Our last weekend of the trip was spent in the beautiful historic city of Paris, France. My favorite way I’ve heard it described is, “Madrid has historical sites; Paris is a historical city.” Paris was absolutely everything I expected, and more. Historic sites and museums everywhere, beautiful architecture and scenery,…

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