College '23 Joan Dartey

Joan Dartey
SA: CASA Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


  • SA: CASA Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Ask me about...

  • Being abroad for the first time

  • Being abroad as a FGLI student

  • Recruiting while abroad

  • Overseeing (e-board) club responsibilities while abroad

  • Making the most of your time abroad

My Experience Abroad:

I wanted to advance my studies in both psychology and international development during my time abroad. The courses I took at Trinity College Dublin provided me with new perspectives in both subjects, while simultaneously fulfilling Penn’s requirements for both my major and minor. I was also able to explore other interests I had, a goal that was extremely important to me - for instance, I enrolled in a classical studies course that I quite enjoyed.

Being abroad also helped to advance my cultural fluency and sensitivities, which will aid in the international development work I hope to pursue in the near future.

Other Highlights:

  • Exploring medieval buildings & standing on top of a castle

  • Exploring and immersing myself in different aspects of another culture (food, music, etc.)

  • Traveling to other places in Europe

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