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There’s THREE Different Programs in Dublin?!

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Yes, you heard correctly; there are three different programs in Dublin, Ireland! Interstudy has programs at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University College Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin. You might ask why are there three different programs in one city? These three programs might be in the same city, but they could not be more unique from one another! Read more

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Meet our New (and Furry) Office Mate for the Week

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Meet Interstudy‘s new employee for the week… Cove! Cove is the dog of Interstudy‘s Director of University Relations, Paul Pelan. Cove is a Border Collie who’s FIFTEEN years old! According to one dog age conversion online, Cove would be 83 years old in human years! Cove is from Cobh, Ireland and has lived in Ireland, England, and the US. Cobh, Ireland is a popular tourist seaport town in the County Cork of Ireland, and is actually very close to one of Interstudy‘s program sites in Cork! Read more

Don’t Panic… There’s Still Time!

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Forgot or ran out of time to submit your Fall 2013 Interstudy study abroad application? Don’t panic! Many of the application deadlines have been extended! Read more

We’re Back!

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It’s been a while, but the Interstudy Blog is back in action! Like all of the little furry animals here in New England, we’ve been hibernating all winter, but have no fear… it is finally Spring and we are ready to blog again! Help us get back into the blogging world by subscribing to our blog! All you have to do is click FOLLOW and then you will receive email notifications when we post new blog posts. It’s as easy as that! If you love blogs so much, you can even subscribe to the blogs of our partner organization, ISA! There’s the ISA Study Abroad Student Blog and the ISA Today- Official Blog of ISA. Stay tuned for more blog posts!

Celebrating Thanksgiving… Study Abroad Style

Thanksgiving might be the quintessential American holiday. Many of us have grown up with the smells of turkey, mashed potatoes, and fresh pies baking on this day of thanks. If you’re currently abroad, or are planning on studying abroad during the Fall semester, you might find yourself feeling nostalgic for home on Thanksgiving Day and wishing that you could wake up to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, watch some football, and fill yourself full of hearty foods until it’s time to take a nap.

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Getting to Know Historical Grahamstown, South Africa

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Grahamstown is situated in the heart of Frontier Country; with the arrival of the 1820 settlers it became an important military post for the English. Traces of this history can still be found today. La Trattoria, the Italian restaurant that is fully booked every Tuesday in anticipation of its weekly 2 for 1 pasta special, is located in one of the oldest buildings in town. The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George, where a friend and I have attended Sunday services, is decorated with plaques celebrating the exploits of colonialists; racial and ethnic offensive language has been permanently covered by strips of marble. High Street was designed to be wide enough for horse-drawn wagons to turn around in. Read more

Realizations After a Semester in Cape Town

After four months in Cape Town, I realize that I have a terrible sense of humor. I stuck to my guns, but my guns apparently weren’t funny. This cuts me deep and is making me rethink things. I arrived in Cape Town in July and fell in love with this place instantly. The sprawling city, the diverse and interesting people (and their accents), the breath-taking scenery. Oh, and the bars and clubs. What’s not to love? Read more