Ireland study abroad trip filling up fast

By Joe Thornton, reporter.

Delta College is currently offering a study abroad trip to County Donegal, Ireland and spots are filling up quickly. Sustainability and Risk Management Coordinator Linda Petee says only seven seats are currently available and urges students to sign up soon.

This excursion gives students a chance to earn academic credit in the beautiful country of Ireland, focusing on the different aspects of Ireland that make it a sustainable country.

Petee notes that a great amount of thought went into choosing Ireland as a destination for study abroad this year and encourages anyone who is interested to register.

“We chose Ireland because [the Irish] are naturally green. They stay true to most of their traditions and culture. They’re still hanging clothes on lines over there and instead of light switches have switches that turn off all electricity in a given room,” says Petee.

This study abroad trip is an opportunity to be immersed in a new culture. During the stay in Ireland you can become familiar with the Gaelic language, traverse the lush landscape and appreciate various kinds of art.

Petee says that study abroad programs give a chance to experience the world alongside fellow students and change your outlook on the world.

“Everyone in the airport is quiet and reserved, but by the time we come back everyone is full of laughter and has made new friends. I’m personally always fascinated by the fact that I can get on a plane and be in an entirely new culture after just one day of travel,” states Petee.

Anyone interested in registering for the study abroad or looking to obtain further information, contact the Sustainability office or send an email to [email protected].

 

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