Friday, November 13, 2015

OMG! I am going to Ireland!

In just two short months I will be traveling abroad to spend my entire spring semester in Ireland at the University of Limerick!!!!!! Yes, I said IRELAND! To say I am “excited” is an understatement. This is a chance that may or may not come around again in a person’s lifetime and I am beyond words that I am officially able to go abroad with two of my good friends! Let me get one thing straight, I have NEVER been out of the country before. I also don’t really take big chances like this either. I enjoy being in my comfort zone. But an experience like this can really help you develop independence and grow as a person, so I am going to do it. The most thrilling thing about this is that I will get to meet new people, learn about a different culture and what it is like to live in a different country – all without my parents’ help.
There is no excuse why you can’t be courageous and do it too, guys! Not only is studying abroad great for developing yourself, it is amazing to have international experience when trying to land a job. If you are dreaming about studying abroad, clear off your calendar and get to the Study Abroad Open House, on Tuesday, 236 SSC. There is also a cool workshop on Monday to learn how to use your international experience to market yourself to employers.
Here is what’s planned for International Education Week:

  • Monday, Nov. 16, 12 noon to 1 p.m. — Workshop: “Marketing Your International Experience, ” CPDCE Center, 201 SSC. Refreshments served. You can RSVP on Husky Career Link
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — “Study Abroad Open House, ”Office of Global & Multicultural Education. Let’s help you discover the world!, 236 SSC 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. — “Tea Traditions from Around the World,” KUB Multicultural Center. International student presentations. Piano performance by Nora Scheuch. Teas, desserts, and tea sandwiches. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts. Percussion Ensemble Concert joined by Patrick Fitzgibbon. Different instruments representing Indian, Middle Eastern, and Afro-Cuban cultures will all be used. 
  • Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. — Raya Brass Band, Greenly Center, Room 116. There will be dancing – no partner or former experience needed and families are welcome

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