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  • Rough Seas, Dark Skies

  • Two birds fly from light to the unknown. What lies beyond, no one knows. The wind might blow, the seas might roar. But to the sunlight one will soar. And learn to be one with the sea. Forever living the memory.

  • Credit: Paola Vallejos
  • Tags: Ireland
  • Behind the Scenes

  • While venturing the hills and valleys of Connemara, Ireland I visited Kylemore Abbey, one of the most renowned works of architecture in all of Ireland. There were a lot of people around me taking pictures of the abbey and the surrounding views, making sure to crop out anything that took away…

  • Credit: Paola Vallejos
  • Tags: Ireland
  • On and On

  • Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle. I always thought this was in reference to the green on the Irish flag or the green for St. Patrick’s Day. I never quite knew why the small, fairly obscure country would be compared to a stunning green stone. That is until I was…

  • Credit: Paola Vallejos
  • Tags: Ireland
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    In this photo, Sameen Wajid and I are on the edge of a cliff on the Aran Islands, Ireland in early December. The west coast of Ireland is known for it erratic weather and on this particular day, it rained, snowed, sleeted, and the sun appeared all…

  • Credit: Wilma Metcalf
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Ireland
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This photo was taken in the Aran Islands off of the West Coast of Ireland, a.k.a. the Edge of Europe. Because of the gale force winds, you have to crouch and crawl to the edge of the cliffs to peer over the side straight down to the…

  • Credit: Wilma Metcalf
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Ireland
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    I was able to see the lushness of Irish landscape, architecture, and culture on the weekends, while studying at a unique and challenging university during the week. However, the highlight of my stay in Galway was the friends I came away with. Along with myself, the…

  • Credit: Sterling Tadlock
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Ireland
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I could have sent a postcard with a photograph of the stunning cliffs of the west coast, the many majestic castles that dot the landscape, or, indeed, one featuring a pint of Guinness. However, I feel this photograph of me with one of my friends here in…

  • Credit: Jayne Swank
  • Tags: Dublin, Ireland
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain