Study Abroad in Galway, Ireland

Perhaps the single most life-changing event of my entire life was my semester abroad in Galway, Ireland. My parents always raised my four sisters and myself to be strong, independent, culture-seeking individuals, so studying abroad was an absolute necessity for me. I spent five of the most thrilling, challenging, inspiring, and fun months of my life in Galway, Ireland.

I left Ireland with a heavy, heart, a stamp-filled passport, a huge group of lifelong friends, and a desire to always seek experiences which challenge me to be more, do more, see more, and live more. It was there that I truly learned that life can't and won't ever fit inside a suitcase. Not when you have memories, experiences, and friends like what I had in that Emerald Isle.
Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher

This was one of the many trips we planned while living in Ireland. I taught myself how to organize travel plans, including to places like Norway, Malta, France, and Sicily where language barriers made it more difficult.

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Irish Countryside
Irish Countryside

Living in Galway taught me how to assimilate into a new home, develop new friendships, practice a new language (Irish) with native speakers, and establish a fulfilling life over 3,000 miles from home.

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Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway

A group of friends all took a weekend trip up to Northern Ireland. Some of the most valuable skills from studying abroad are the ability to organize a group of people toward a common goal and the ability to travel peacefully with a group despite stressful circumstances.

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Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher

This was one of the many trips we planned while living in Ireland. I taught myself how to organize travel plans, including to places like Norway, Malta, France, and Sicily where language barriers made it more difficult.

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