REASONS TO STUDY ABROAD IN CORK, IRELAND

Traveling has always been one of my biggest hobbies – thanks to my parents who insisted on annual family trips and raising my sister and I in a foreign country. I couldn’t be a bigger advocate of living abroad at some point in your life – it has undoubtedly been one of the greatest influences…

LIFE AS A SUMMER INTERN IN NYC

Summer’s over?! Alright, I guess I had to head back to Iowa at some point… If you’re ever considering a move to the city, even just to try it out, DO IT. It may come as a surprise but I actually hated NYC in the beginning. I thought it was mayhem, like most people. But…

ROAD TRIPPIN’ IRELAND

So for anybody who knows me, you’ll know I’ve basically been a broken record ever since I’ve returned from Ireland. I’m sure my friends and family are pretty sick of my non stop blabbering at this point but go figure, everybody I know suddenly wants to visit Ireland!! When my family visited, the hardest thing…

WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY ABROAD

Ah, yes! A bed that I don’t have to leave in a week.  I have officially been in one place for more than a week now and after weeks of being on the move between cultures, climates, and airports (though I loved every second of it), I cannot tell you how happy I am to not…

PORTO, PORTO, PORT WINE!

You know those cities that you just instantly and obsessively fall in love with? I can only count a few of them, and Porto is definitely one of them. Surprise surprise, the Portuguese city was also just named the Best European Destination for 2017! As an architecture student, I was pretty much a broken record,…

COPENHAGEN: THE HAPPY CAPITAL

Classes at UCC ended, so cue the unheard of almost 3 week long spring break! (yes, I’m not kidding, spring breaks here really are that long). For those following my visa troubles, I was FINALLY granted a 14 day single entry visa into the EU. Not what I had expected, but I made do with it….

GALWAY GIRL

Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re completely overcome with happiness and just in awe and admiration of the world around you? That was me this entire weekend. Besides Guinness and potatoes, I have to admit I knew very little about Ireland before arriving. After this weekend, I cannot be a bigger tourism advocate of this…

DUBLIN’ THE MADNESS

This past weekend, we finally made it up to Ireland’s capital and the home of Guinness – Dublin. As much as I love Cork’s small town charm, this city girl missed the bright lights of a big city. Dublin sure did it for me. The first thing that struck me about the capital was just…