‘Blogs from abroad’ Category

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Hear about the experiences of members of the Gustavus community traveling abroad!


On top of the world!

  Over the past few days it seems like we have been to every corner of Peru on every mode of transportation possible! Since arriving in Cusco a couple days ago we have toured the city, Incan ruins and the Catedral. On Monday, the 27th, we left at what seems to be our favorite time-530 […]

A Bittersweet Last Night in Ballyvaughan

Sadly, today was our last day in the wonderful small village of Ballyvaughan.  We spent the day at the college scrambling to finish our photo and creative writing projects.  Each of us met with Priscilla and Baker to gather some constructive criticism in order to perfect our projects by the end of the trip.  We […]

Last weekend in Ireland

This weekend was our last weekend in Ireland, so we had to make it count! On Saturday my cottage mates and I celebrated Lacie’s bachelorette party. We surprised her with chocolate fondue and whine. After watching the movie “Bridesmaids,” we started our Pub Crawl through Ballyvaughn. We first went to Logue’s Lodge, then to Greene’s […]

Continuing the Adventure

Jess R. and Dan V. here with this week´s update. Dan: First and foremost, Spanish keyboards are a puzzle. So, if all my apostrophes are wacky symbols, hang in there. We had some bathroom problems the last week caused by illness. You know you´re really becoming friends with a group of people when the solidity […]

A Small Field Trip, and a Night of Cards

Today (Friday the 24th) was our last day talking about our readings in class.  We discussed four short stories from James Joyce’s Dubliners and how the stories depicted the sad reality of the typical person living in Ireland at the time; and for that reason it took him a long time to get this book […]

The Beginning of the End

Today (the twenty-first) marked our last full Tuesday here in Ballyvaughan. We will be leaving for Dublin one week from today and everyone is doing their best to enjoy their last few days here. We woke up to the now all-too familiar sound of rain, and although the day was rather rainy and cloudy overall, […]

Return from Cork and Ceili Dancing

After a weekend of enjoying some free time in both Cork and Blarney, we were relieved to only have one class in the afternoon in order to get some rest after some long travels. After a discussion of Angela’s Ashes with Baker and individually going over our photographic project proposals with Priscilla, we were ready […]

Freetime in Ireland

This weekend we were finally set free to explore Ireland- provided we stayed in groups and told Baker and Priscilla where we’d be getting our beauty sleep. Aly, Lacie, Tram, Jessica, Eric, and I all decided to go to Cork. Friday night we split up, as Aly and I were meeting up with a good […]

¡Sí se puede!

Hola y gracias a Dios for safe travels and fun adventures. This morning at 9:30 we left for The Cross on the Hill, which is a peak overlooking La Isla Blanca and Chimbote. Standing upon this mountain top is a giant cross that can be seen from the rooftop of the Parish as well as […]

Half-a-Day Then Fly Away!

Today we were only on campus until after lunch because many people from our group are going away this weekend! Some of us are going to cork, while others are headed to Ennis and others still to Doolin. “I’m excited to travel to Ennis because I’ve traveled abroad before in high school but we weren’t able […]