Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland
My name is Ransom Patterson. I'm a Junior English major at The College of Wooster (go Scots!). I love writing, reading books of all kinds, and playing soulful tunes on my saxophone. I'm currently on a quest to visit all 50 U.S. states before I turn 25. The question "What's your favorite book?" is guaranteed to give me an identity crisis.
Amsterdam’s is an unpretentious beauty. This is no Paris, Hong Kong, London, or New York, no grand capital of industry or sprawling metropolis of the future. Rather, this is a place of casual, unassuming magnificence. I was in love from my first glimpse… More
One of the coolest parts of studying abroad is having access to activities that aren’t available at your home university. Just like at colleges back in the U.S., Queen’s University has a club fair at the start of each semester, allowing clubs/societies… More
Bleary eyed after only a few hours of sleep, I made my way down Malone Road. I was unaccustomed to waking up at 8 am on a Saturday, but on this particular day I had good reason to be up so early. The walk I was making would take me to the Jury’s Inn… More
I spent the past weekend visiting a family in Trim, County Meath, Republic of Ireland. Located around 45 minutes from Dublin, Trim is most known for Trim Castle, first built in 1173 C.E. by Hugh de Lacy. At least, this is what Arcadia’s orientation packet… More
I’d be lying if I said I’ve started packing. I’ve started...thinking about it. That counts, right? I’m not quite in “frantic packing mode” just yet, but give it another week and I’m sure I will be. The study abroad folks at The College of Wooster (my… More