NUI Galway, Ireland
Hello all! I’m Lizzie, a junior at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota. I’m double majoring in English, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Film and Media Studies. When my nose isn’t stuck in a book, I can often be found knitting, baking cookies, enjoying music at concerts and outdoor festivals, or out exploring nature. I have never been abroad before, so I’m incredibly excited that my first experience with life away from Midwestern Minnesota will be at the National University of Ireland in Galway. I have a to-do list long enough to reach across the ocean, and I can’t wait to tackle it while writing about the amazing adventures sure to come.
The end of April marks the end of my classes here in Ireland. I had my last lecture on Thursday the 14th, and now only a handful of final papers stand between me and the end of my semester here at NUIG. I had already finished two of my classes earlier… More
As the weeks have gone on, I’ve become increasingly comfortable living here in Galway. I’ve developed some routines, fortified some wonderful friendships, explored the city, and even gotten involved on campus through some clubs and societies. As I’ve… More
This past weekend, two of my friends and I took our first weekend trip out of Ireland to Manchester, UK to celebrate our friend Sarah’s birthday. You may be wondering, why Manchester? Honestly, the location was pretty arbitrary. Sarah had never been to… More
Over the weekend, students spent the weekend living with Irish families in the town of Carrigaline. I’ll admit, at first I was a bit apprehensive about leaving my apartment and moving in with a family I had never met. However, all of my initial misgivings… More
On Wednesday night, all of the Arcadia students in Galway had the wonderful opportunity to listen to writer and storyteller Eddie Lenihan share some of Ireland’s culture and folklore with us. After our classes had finished, a group of us headed through… More