Study Abroad

Shannon Hart

What was one of your most meaningful experiences?
While I was in abroad I had the opportunity to complete an internship with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association. I would assist with daily tasks such as reception and marketing to working at the All Ireland National Championship. I worked with some of the best people who were so caring and welcoming. If I ever needed help someone was always there, asking how my day was or about the classes I was taking to being so interested in where I was traveling to next. Through being in the office daily and working at most of the fights I was able to meet some of the top coaches and boxers in Ireland, even Elites and talk with them about their experience.

Why should Lasell students study abroad?
Studying abroad offers Lasell students a whole new perspective on the world that they would have otherwise never known. Traveling 3000 miles across the world and living in a brand new country, culture and atmosphere for four months really helps students grow as individuals and learn to step outside their comfort zone.

What is your number one piece of advice for students studying abroad?
My advice for students studying abroad is to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and to never think just because you haven't done something before that it cannot be done. Explore the city in which you are studying in and blend yourself in with the local culture because then you will start to feel like a local.

What is a typical day in the life when studying abroad?
I would go to my internship from 9am to 5pm on Mondays and Thursdays, as well as a late class Thursday night. On Tuesdays I had class in the morning then I would sometimes go explore around the city. On Wednesdays I would go into my internship from 9am until 1pm and then also explore the city. On Fridays I had an Irish history class where we would go on field trips around Dublin each week for most of the day. I would always go to eat at Noshington Cafe which is across the street from the school, or Pinnhead's Pizza which was just up the road.