In addition to be the campus director, I also teach SCI 155 – Environmental Earth Science. We manage to cover all of those topics any introductory earth science should cover (you know…rocks, minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, climate etc….). But, I also like to assign a book for class discussion that may not make it onto […]Continue reading
Creative Dublin is not your average class. Technically titled “Advanced Art History: Special Topics” the course description states the following: “This [course] is a combination of an active engagement with independent aspects of cultural landscape of Dublin including venues, outstanding artistic projects, and Creatives behind it and practical work leading to completing the Creative Dublin […]Continue reading
My Cultural Immersion through Music class sounds like we are strangling kittens and drop kicking puppies while learning to play the Tin Whistle. It’s only the first day and we’ve already gotten jokingly snide comments from other students. Apparently, our cacophony of ‘music’ can be heard through the walls of every class room. To any […]Continue reading
BY JULIANNA PRATT, ’16 // early childhood and elementary education
Upon arriving in Dublin, I didn’t have many expectations. I wanted to come into this experience with an open mind and let what happen, happen. One thing I hadn’t expected was how much it was going to impact my life. Studying abroad has to be one of the best decisions I made in my life. There is no experience I would rather replace this with. This experience made me realize how lucky I am to have the capabilities to do something like this and go to a school that cares so much about getting its students abroad. Champlain College has given me one of the best experiences of my life and for that I thank you.
I hadn’t expected to make such good friends. Coming into this trip, I was nervous that I really only knew two or three people and everyone else had just been faces that I passed in the halls. But I couldn’t have asked for a better crew of people. Being a small group of students really helped us to bond. We got the chance to really get to know all of the people we were traveling with especially when we went on our field trips to the North and West of Ireland. It makes me grateful to think about all of these wonderful people that walked into my life. Never did I think I would come home with so many new friends.
It was truly a reason to give thanks this past Thanksgiving as a group of Champlain Study Abroad Dublin students were treated to a private tour of inside Ireland’s parliament and senate buildings. These lucky budding historians were given a special behind the scenes tour of Leinster House which few local Dubliners or Irish citizens […]Continue reading
By: Julianna Pratt, ’16 // Early Childhood and Elementary Education This semester, one way I have stepped out of my comfort zone is by working in a school in Ireland. For my Community Advocacy and Inquiry class we are required to do a placement in either a school or local organization in Dublin. I have […]Continue reading
Instead of learning about the way Irish people dance, our professor, Caroline Elbay, decided to take us out for a fun night of Ceili dancing. Once we arrived at the building and opened the door we were ambushed by the music, culture, and people. Unfortunately for the dancing, we were the only people that were […]Continue reading
Instead of staying in the classroom in my International Business and Macroeconomics class, (BUS 310) we decided to take a trip to the Facebook and Google headquarters. It was interesting to see where in Dublin these buildings were. We had been talking about different businesses in class with our professor Seamus White, but now we […]Continue reading