New Scholarship for Galway Program
SJFC is now awarding a $3,000 scholarship to all students accepted into the SJFC semester in Galway, Ireland program. Don’t miss this opportunity to study in Ireland next spring! Students of all majors are eligible.
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Fisher's Foreign Study Program gives you access to more than 100 programs around the world - including Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
Go abroad for a semester, a full year, or a summer. You'll have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and learn in ways you'll never forget.
And unlike other colleges, your financial aid applies to all affiliate programs!
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Nursing Major, Limerick, Ireland
Why did you decide to study abroad?
I have always been a person who wants to try new things and I love being independent. The idea of exploring a new place foreign to most people thrilled me. I knew it was a great opportunity and it was a chance I would never have again in my life.
If you could tell someone one reason why they should go, what would you say?
You will never get this chance again. The opportunities and experiences I was presented with were things I could never have dreamed of doing in my life. I stood on the highest peak in the Alps and I was able to skydive over the rolling green hills and countryside of Ireland. These things, along with much more that I did while abroad, are chances I would never be presented with staying in the United States.
What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?
My most memorable experience abroad was the opportunity to backpack across Europe for a few weeks. I took trains from country to country and walked everywhere else. I was able to make it to a total of 11 countries. I got to experience a variety of languages, cultures, ethnicities, and ways of life while having the time of my life.
What was your first week like abroad?
My first week was very overwhelming for a few different reasons. I went without knowing anyone so I was a bit anxious about meeting new people in a place that was completely foreign to me. I was unsure about what to expect. However, once I got situated and met the Irish kids I was living with, I had the time of my life meeting people. It was so entertaining to try and figure out how things got done in Ireland and how the people functioned from day to day. We got settled into our apartments, explored the city, and tested out the beer in the pubs on campus.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to face while studying abroad?
The biggest obstacle while being abroad was probably having to change certain aspects of my lifestyle. If you are used to living a specific way and have a specific routine for your entire life, it makes it difficult to change and tweak it in little ways in order to fit into a different society. However, I quickly picked up on the style of living and began to easily assimilate into the everyday life of the culture.
Tell us two or three things that help us understand how you felt living in the city where you chose to study.
While living in Limerick, Ireland, I felt comfortable. It is a smaller location so it is not overwhelming and it is not too far off from a smaller city in the United States. The people there were all so welcoming and warming and they made me feel like I had found a place away from home. It was also right on the river so it was very calming. Limerick also made me feel like a normal college student that belonged there. There isn’t much to the city itself, and most of the population is college students. It was very fun to live there, experience the nightlife, and make new friends from the people I met from week to week.
What advice would you give to students who are about to participate in this program?
I would advise people to take any opportunity they are given. This chance is once in a lifetime and most likely will never happen again. It is okay to come home broke; it will be worth it. Or it is okay to live off a tiny budget. Half the time that’s what makes the experience so memorable. You need to be open to change and open to new ideas and go into the experience with the mindset of wanting to be adventurous.