Northern Ireland Student Blogger Study Abroad

Northern Ireland: My Love

I don’t want to leave Derry and the country of Northern Ireland. As many times as I joked about being a stowaway, there may have been some truth to it. I have been so happy in Northern Ireland. I have learned so much and connected with so many people who, in the past, I never would have given a second glance. I’ve learned so much about myself that I don’t even know who I was in the U.S. before coming over.  Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger Study Abroad

The Role of the Media: A Look Inside My Independent Study Project

"To me, it seems as though the media is only interested in covering the extremes of both communities instead of the progressing reality of a shared, peaceful, and civil Northern Ireland." Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger Study Abroad

My Look Inside the Northern Irish Peace Process Through the Lens of an Internship

"Observing how culture is taught to children in PUL communities is significant to me because of how some adults and scholars have spoken about PUL. I think it’s important for me to formulate my own understanding of the PUL community by debunking the many assumptions I have heard from others in and outside the community." Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger

2 Weeks In, 12 More to Go: Seeing the Beauty of Northern Ireland Before Learning About the Troubles

"Arriving in Belfast at the BHD airport was something I had been waiting anxiously for all year. I was scared that I was going to receive an email saying that Covid had, once again, disrupted my plans to study abroad." Lawrence University student, Josey McClain, tells us about her first days in Northern Ireland and her commitment to learning all she can from the people of this beautiful and complex land. Read More »

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Community Partner Northern Ireland

Community Partner Feature: The Rainbow Project

Collaboration with community partners brings HECUA’s model of transformational learning to life. We know that the 12-15 hours a week that students spend interning with a local organization is just […] Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger

Exploring Languages Near and Far: Creating My Independent Study Project

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. AV Lee-A-Yong is HECUA’s student blogger for the Conflict, Peace, […] Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger Study Abroad

AV’s Unofficial Guide to Managing Quarantine Longing

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. AV Lee-A-Yong is HECUA’s student blogger for the Conflict, Peace […] Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger Study Abroad

Time to Craic On: Working, Learning, and Having Fun at The Rainbow Project

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. AV Lee-A-Yong is HECUA’s student blogger for the Conflict, Peace […] Read More »

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