|One of my favorite pictures from Hawaii.|
So lucky to be able to go from one beautiful
place to another!
As great as Katie said Galway (and specifically National University of Ireland in Galway, which is where I go now) was, what drew me to the school was the opportunity to take a class called Learning and Literacy in the Community. This class is specifically for students from the US and is centered around service learning at a primary/secondary school homework club in Galway. The course description reminded me of my first year seminar, called Horses & Healing, where a huge part of the course involved traveling to a horse farm each week to volunteer. I love working with kids, so being able to do that while abroad seemed like it would be especially rewarding.
|The school where homework club takes place!|
While I am technically here to study, I'm also planning on traveling in and around Ireland as much as possible. Fortunately, I've met some great people who are just as excited to travel as I am. My friend and fellow blogger Alex, who is studying in Dublin, came to visit me this past weekend. We will have the opportunity to travel together as well, which I'm super excited about! We'll also be meeting up with our friend and blogger Lauren, who's studying in Coleraine, Ireland. It'll be like a mini Saint Mike's reunion across the world! So far, I have trips planned to Copenhagen, Paris, and London, with my friends Sara and Kiersten, who are both American but met here.
|Alex, Sara, and me. It may be rainy here, but it's never |
too cold to enjoy some delicious milkshakes!
|Kiersten and me enjoying a night out on the town!|
I will be sure to post again soon with more details on what I've been up to for the past few weeks. Now it's time to go get ready for bed so I'm well rested for class tomorrow!
As always, thanks for reading my blog!