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One of my favorite places on Earth! The Cliffs of Moher
May 31, 2017

This experience was the perfect combination of challenge and fun and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a study abroad experience.

Standing on the 9th tee of Trump Turnberry in front of the historic lighthouse
May 31, 2017

There are no words to describe what I gained in my trip to Ireland and Scotland that I will carry with me for the rest of my career.

Me enjoying the beautiful scenery while traveling the Ring of Kerry
June 20, 2016

Ireland felt like such a magical place, yet when I looked around I felt right at home as if in Pennsylvania. If ever you have the chance to travel abroad, do it. As a student, you will grow exponentially on an adventure like this. Networking around the world and getting to know your Penn State faculty leaders outside of the classroom is a wonderful opportunity that not everyone gets.

Caddying the Old Course at St Andrews
June 6, 2016

Stepping foot on the Old Course at St Andrews was an awe inspiring moment. This was not only the birthplace of golf but also of my future career.

Taken from the edge of the Cliffs of Moher. (This isn’t as dangerous as it looks)
June 6, 2016

When I heard that there was a class that would allow me to travel and experience a different culture while simultaneously expanding my knowledge of agriculture, I knew that the opportunity was too good to pass up.

Erin in Dun na Ri Forest Park
October 24, 2013

With every new day and every new experience I discovered that not only could I do things on my own, but that life demanded that I do.

An old Irish Castle
January 4, 2013

“May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields” - An Old Irish Blessing

January 4, 2013

Ireland was a trip of a lifetime and I will never forget this experience or the people I became friends with!

Knowth with a bright yellow canola field in the background
December 18, 2012

As well as the desire to learn more about my roots, Ireland gave me the realization that no matter how big the world is, no matter how far apart people are, no matter how different the culture is, there are always those similarities that people share and can relate to each other with.

A handful of the friends that I made on my program and myself (far right) on a trip that our program planned for us to Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
August 28, 2012

Although I love Penn State, my semester in Galway, Ireland may be the best couple of months that I’ve had during my college experience.

Andrew feeding the seagulls at the Dingle Peninsula
June 14, 2012

It fascinates and delights me that you can travel over 3000 mile across an entire ocean and still be able to connect with someone of a different culture and upbringing on a personal level...

November 10, 2011

Growing up I always heard people talk about Ireland and how beautiful it is and that if I ever got a chance to travel there I should take it. In the Spring semester of 2011 that opportunity had presented itself...

November 3, 2011

I had a wonderful time, and gained knowledge and experiences I never could have learned from a textbook. Clearly, the best way to learn is by doing.