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A Southern Belle in Ireland: Bringing Memphis to the Emerald Isles

A Southern Belle in Ireland: Bringing Memphis to the Emerald Isles

Katie McKenna, Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under Study Abroad, Travel

There were few things I knew about Memphis before I met Katherine: it was the birthplace of Elvis, B.B. King had his blues club on Beale Street, summers were hot, and I assumed they talked with that same slow, drawn-out southern twang that makes Tennessee sound a bit more like Tennessaaaay. I assumed,...

Learning to be a Tica: Discovering life as a minority in Costa Rica

Learning to be a Tica: Discovering life as a minority in Costa Rica

November 18, 2013


Filed under Study Abroad, Travel

by Erin Wolosz Over the past three months that I have been studying abroad in Costa Rica, one comment from friends and family has been consistent- “must be nice to live in paradise.” While it is certainly true that weekend trips to some of the best vacation spots in the world, along with a classr...

Study Abroad: When an American learns Irish

Study Abroad: When an American learns Irish

Katie McKenna, Contributor

October 22, 2013


Filed under Study Abroad, Travel

I dragged my hungry, hazy, helpless self off of the bus to pick up the key to my apartment, 103 Gort na Coiribe, which is part of a student residence community in Galway, Ireland. My damp shoes veered around puddles and squished into the office where a kind middle-aged woman carried a stack of papers...

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