The worldwide Augustana College experience

Hey there! My name is Chrissy Kunkel and I am a junior at Augustana College with a double major in English and Communication Studies. Though I am sad to be leaving Augie’s beautiful spring-time campus this term, I am so thrilled to be studying abroad in Ireland! Our group will be travelling and learning in Dublin, Killarney, Ennis, Galway, Sligo, and Northern Ireland. I plan on experiencing and taking in as much of the Irish culture as possible and I will be writing on here about my adventures in the Emerald Isle along the way.

St. Paddy’s Day/Good-bye Dublin!

I can’t believe we have been here for two weeks already–our time in Dublin has flown by!  Tomorrow we are leaving for Killarney, a smaller town in southwestern Ireland.  I have been loving the city life in Dublin, but a change of pace and scenery will be so nice.  Killarney National Park is beautiful and [...]

Classes Have Begun…

It is the end of day two of classes here and already the weekend begins tomorrow!  After the first few days in Dublin without class, it was not the smoothest of transitions into actually having school work to worry about– so much reading.  Being an English major, I am well-prepared for the Irish Lit class, [...]

First few days in Dublin!

The entire group of us have been here for two full days now, and I think we are all FINALLY adjusting to Ireland time.  These first few days have been great– we have spent a majority of the time wandering around Dublin and getting acquainted with the city.  My one complaint is that we seem [...]