Allison Harpole.


NUI Galway, Ireland

Homestay with an Irish Family: Day 1

Allison Harpole. February 23, 2015

16 January 2015 This weekend, the Arcadia students were each staying in a home with an Irish family in Castlebar, Co. Mayo to truly immerse into the Irish culture. After a day spent in Adrahan with the horses of Forgotten Horses Ireland, I was running… More

Sunday in the City

Allison Harpole. February 16, 2015

January 11, 2015 As I thought about my morning spent at my choice of a coffee shop, I coaxed myself out of bed and out the door. Costa Coffee sits right on the end of Galway’s most famous street, Shop Street, and is conveniently located right around… More

Meeting Galway

Allison Harpole. February 4, 2015

January 6, 2015: Today, I will be in Galway! I awoke to my early morning alarm thrilled to be traveling to my new home later this afternoon. To end our orientation, the Cork and Galway Arcadia students met for a final time in the Wood Quay venue to go… More

A Day of Irish Tradition

Allison Harpole. January 30, 2015

January 5th, 2015: Jet lag was catching up to me by this morning and I barely had an appetite. The hotel served the Arcadia students traditional Irish food, which I would have loved to try, but I just couldn’t stomach it. Black and white pudding didn… More

Dublin's Fair City

Allison Harpole. January 20, 2015

For the first four days in Ireland, I spent orientation with Arcadia in Dublin. One of the best decisions I have made thus far is flying into Dublin a day early. It enabled me to catch up on some much needed sleep before a busy first day of orientation… More

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