Greetings from Ireland!
I hope everyone's Winter Quarter is going well! For almost a month now, I have been studying abroad at the University College Cork in Cork City, Ireland, and here I will stay for the next four months. It has been absolutely crazy and really amazing!
Ireland has a completely different culture than the US, and as the second-biggest city in Ireland, Cork has a personality all its own. The city is small enough that everything I want or need is within a 20-minute walk, but big and diverse enough that I'm sure I will never run out of things to do. County Cork also has tons of cool little towns and tourist spots that are only a short bus or train ride away, so a few euros and a fifteen minute walk can get me almost anywhere I want to go.
I get to take classes I would never get to take at SCU, such as Irish Folklore or Irish language, and I've met some pretty amazing people-American, Irish, and other international students--that I never would have gotten to know otherwise. I have already seen and done so much in my first month here, and I still have four months to go!
I do miss Santa Clara very much, and I will be back at SCU for one more year in September, but in the meantime, I will continue on my adventure here!
Have a wonderful rest of winter quarter, Broncos!