In Their Own Words - Students
In Their Own Words: Student Viewpoints
“It’s hard to put this experience into words! I’ve always wanted to go to both Ireland and England so I was really excited when I found out MVCC was offering this study abroad program.
This experience exceeded my expectations. I think what I enjoyed the most was all the beautiful scenery and landscapes! It’s hard to pick just one of my favorite things we did on our travels. The Ring of Kerry in Ireland was breathtaking and surviving the climb to the top of Blarney castle was a pretty cool accomplishment :-)
Without exaggeration, I’d have to say that this trip was one of the best things I’ve done so far in my life. I’ve made some really good friends and nice memories! I have also always wanted to go to England.
Some of the fun things we did while we were there included going to see Buckingham Palace (even though it was raining that day) and going to see the play Wicked. That was my first time seeing that so it was pretty cool! Also, a few of us got together and went to King's Cross Station to see Platform 9¾ (which is a Harry Potter thing) so that was awesome for us Harry Potter nerds.
One of the things I found was different between Europe and the United States was obviously getting used to the way the people there spoke in regards to their accents and the different words they used for certain things. I’ve always though British accents were interesting though!
In summary, the trip was very gratifying for me but not nearly long enough!”
“Being able to travel abroad was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I loved that we were able to spend the night in North Wales because my ancestors traveled to America from Wales. All the sites and places that we visited were so phenomenal! I really appreciate the opportunity that MV gave to use to be able to travel through Ireland, North Wales and England. This is a trip I will never forget.”
Dr. Sandra Engel
Director of International Education
Alumni College Center, Room 224
Telehone - 315.792.5450
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