CAS '20, GSE '21 Erin Feeney

SA: Trinity College Dublin

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Trinity College Dublin

Ask me about...

  • Going to a school/country where you don't know anyone

  • Joining a sports team abroad 

  • The course registration process at Trinity

My Experience Abroad:

The structure of modules at Trinity allowed me to exercise my research and writing skills as nearly all of my evaluation was essay-based. My coursework did not directly relate to my major at Penn but allowed me to engage academically with Irish culture. I found this to be extremely valuable because the subjects I studied in the classroom provided context for my new environment outside of it.

Other Highlights:

  • Being an active member of the running club at Trinity 

  • Traveling throughout Ireland and to 6 other European countries between weekend trips and a month-long post-finals backpacking trip

  • Studying Irish language, literature, and culture

  • Countless nights in Dublin, at pubs with friends listening to live Irish music 

On the Penn Abroad Blog:

Rediscovering Running in Ireland

Value in Locally Specific Coursework

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