Study Abroad

Photos from Ireland

Emily Ferguson, Lourdes social work student, is in Ireland working on her field placement. She shared some photos with the folks back home in Sylvania.      

Ireland Program Students Debate the Great Famine

In a recent History of Ireland class, students debated the Great Famine of 1845-1852. After adopting the potato (which was indigenous to the Andes), the diets of most rural Irish were heavily based on that crop. In a tragedy that remains very much a part of Irish historical memory today, blight struck Ireland’s potato crops … Continued

Lasting Friendship Formed Abroad

The photo above was taken on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at a local beach near Tully. It represents Irish culture, but also speaks to me personally. At first glance, you see rocks, grass, mountains, two bikes, and two girls, but there is much more to this picture than what is visible. I would like to … Continued

Reflecting on Community and Culture in Ireland

It is unbelievable right now that I can sit in a pub in the afternoon enjoying music and company at noon, while I work on my paper. After only being here three days I am in love, it's everything I thought it would be and more! The class time we had at school did a … Continued

Ireland Program Students Experience History in Dublin

On June 4-6, Ireland Program students visited Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Although the city today boasts a population of over 500,000, Dublin originated in the ninth century as a small Viking settlement. Because of Dublin’s storied past, students had the opportunity to visit a wide variety of historical sites to experience … Continued

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