study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Dublin

Are you pursuing a major that is homework-intensive and cannot imagine being able to juggle studying abroad while still accomplishing credits towards your major? Well I am living proof that it is possible! I am a senior in mechanical engineering on a five-year plan. I didn’t put much thought into studying abroad  until my junior year. Junior year is the most typical year students commit to studying abroad. It gives the student another full year at their home university so they can walk at their graduation. Just because…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Dublin

When  my CEA coordinator asked if I would be interested in surfing in Ireland, I immediately responded with a, “YES!” I had no clue that there was surfing in Ireland and as a guy who fell in love with surfing the last time I went, there was no stopping me from trying it out in the beautiful country. My trip started with me missing the bus from DCU to east side of Dublin. So I called the surfing company and informed them I was going to be a…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Dublin

I’ve been in Dublin for over two months now and I would like to say that I have the city down pretty well. Here are a few of my favorite places. City Centre To get from Dublin City University to the city centre, I always take a bus using the ‘Moovit’ app. Buses are cheap and they have WiFi on them! The bus from DCU to the centre is about twenty minutes, from there you can walk just about everywhere. The city centre itself is not that spread out….

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Dublin, Scotland

Scotland is a breathtaking country.  Only a 40-minute plane ride from Dublin on Thursday and a quick evening in Edinburgh, I rented a vehicle with some friends and we started our adventure. For most of it, I couldn’t believe that what I was looking at was real. There are so many spots along the road while you’re driving to pull of just to look at the scenery. I probably pulled over at these stops for a good hour throughout the trip.  Our first stop was Loch Ness where we did a short hike in the woods on the…