CEA CAPA Directory
Michigan State University
Lily Campbell, Alumni Ambassador
HOW DID YOU ENGAGE WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY ABROAD?
While studying abroad in Dublin, I wanted to make the most of my time by engaging with the local community. A few things I did to feel apart of the community was by frequenting local parks, museums, restaurants. I also traveled throughout Ireland to better understand the way people live there. Traveling to different landmarks and cities led me to talk to locals about their town's history and local stories. I sampled Irish cuisine, tried local beers and drinks, and enjoyed traditional music and art.
WHAT'S ONE STORY OR IMPORTANT ASPECT YOU ALWAYS SHARE ABOUT YOUR TIME ABROAD?
One aspect I like sharing is that the length of your study abroad program doesn't correspond with how much you'll learn and how much you'll appreciate your experience. I only studied abroad in Ireland for four weeks and it was one of the most positive experiences I ever had. I learned so much about myself in such little time and I have a greater appreciation for Ireland and their culture.